• WordNet 3.6
    • n supposal the cognitive process of supposing
    • n supposal a hypothesis that is taken for granted "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The expression "Tying the Knot" comes from an old Roman custom where the brides clothes were tied up all in knots and the groom was supposed to untie the knots
    • n Supposal The act of supposing; also, that which is supposed; supposition; opinion. "Interest, with a Jew, never proceeds but upon supposal , at least, of a firm and sufficient bottom."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It took over 4 years to film milo and otis to get the animals to do what they are suppose to.
    • n supposal The supposing of something to exist; supposition; notion; suggestion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe died on July 4th. Adams and Jefferson died in the same year. Supposedly, Adams last words were "Thomas Jefferson survives."
    • n Supposal (Shak.) supposition
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  • Ezra Pound
    “But the one thing you should. not do is to suppose that when something is wrong with the arts, it is wrong with the arts ONLY.”
  • Sharon Stone
    Sharon Stone
    “We Barbie dolls are not supposed to behave the way I do.”
  • Walt Whitman
    “To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.”
  • Gore Vidal
    “Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y. But they're both just aspirin.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    “I suppose some editors are failed writers; but so are most writers.”
  • Bill Sands
    Bill Sands
    “Do more than you're supposed to do and you can have or be or do anything you want.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. supposer—L. supponĕre, -positumsub, under, ponĕre, to place.


In literature:

Suppose I broke down now, suppose I broke down in ten years' time!
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Yes, I suppose so, because we are at sea.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
It is as you suppose, Thudicumb; I have no doubt about it.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
I suppose you don't want to have the care of them both.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
Her husband had been drowned at sea, or at least so it was supposed.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
I suppose, sir, you remember them also?
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
I shall do as the rest do I suppose.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
I can't say I was dumb for joy as you may suppose.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
I suppose my Aunt Kezia would say I ought.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
He had supposed himself as miserable as he well could be before.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Mr Grey, I suppose you think she will call?
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
I suppose you will be at work all day, but you are sure to find us in of an evening.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
I don't suppose my ambition is a very lofty one, but such as it is I mean to hunt it down.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I suppose he has to go.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
I suppose he told you I was a great liar?
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
I suppose he went away an' told everybody that I was a reactionary an' a bad landlord.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
But suppose she had not been mad all the time!
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
I suppose I'm about ten years older than you, but I had made my name when I was your age.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Archibald Marshall
He supposed this would be the nearest approach to the ideal, being the most expensive.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
Each class had a monitor and each student was supposed to work faithfully for his own benefit.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser

In poetry:

He is of Heav'n the comely rose,
His beauty makes it fair;
Heav'n were but hell, couldst thou suppose
Thy Husband were not there.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
Suppose, o beloved,
if the wind does not blow,
butterflies might come
to seek in my jars
the bent flowers,
so bent that seem to listen.
"Relative Poem" by Jorge Mateus de Lima
The images of the invaded mind
Being as the monsters in the dreams
Of your most brief enchanted headful,
Suppose a miracle of confusion:
"Prelude To An Evening" by John Crowe Ransom
Hast thou a hatred to his foes,
And dost their course decline?
Lov'st thou his saints, and dar'st suppose
Thy Husband's friends are thine?
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
Suppose my affection in Lyddy's direction
Returned; that I gave the good-by
To Chloe the golden, and back to the olden?--
I pause for reply.
"When Horace "Came Back"" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Some gentle blood runs through my veins,
And I suppose you truly know it,
And then, to crown my boastful strains,
The world has sworn I am a poet.
"To Lizzie" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

I suppose that I would probably characterize myself as a fairly handy guy.
Last week, I was sitting in a hotel bar in Jerusalem when a fellow passenger on my tour told me there was a guy with us selling a supposedly less-lethal weapon.
I think you're supposed to leave them alone…but you know you wanna pop it.
I suppose we should have seen this coming.
It's Oracle of Omaha (and Bank of America's Supposedly Unnecessary Capital Requirements Savior) Warren Buffett's 81st Birthday.
In case you missed it, University of Texas president Bill Powers and athletic director DeLoss Dodds were supposed to report to their board of regents this week on the status of the Longhorn Network.
Transportation Security Administration screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport are supposed to make us feel better about flying.
"What is Joe DiMaggio 's son supposed to do".
"What am I supposed to do".
She wasn't supposed to touch him.
The NHL commissioner, we're supposed to believe, is nothing more than an extraordinarily.
We were supposed to be a lot farther along the road to energy independence by now.
In a democracy, nothing is supposed to matter more than the will of the people.
The city has been planning to buy the former Eastland Mall for $13.2 million, in a deal that is supposed to happen this month.
Americans were supposed to go west, at least if they were young.

In science:

Namely, suppose yi is a sequence of points on a stratum S converging to a point x on a stratum S ′ , and suppose that the sequence Tyi S converges to a subspace T .
On o-minimality of extensions of $\R$ by restricted generic smooth functions
As an example, suppose that (Σ, α, β , w) is an admissible multi-pointed Heegaard diagram, and suppose that β ′ is obtained from β by a small perturbation as in Proposition 6.8.
Holomorphic disks and link invariants
Indeed, if T n is forward transitive for each n, then it is bi-transitive for every n. conversely, suppose (X, T ) is a system with T n bi-transitive for each n and suppose x ∈ X is an isolated point.
Genericity in Topological Dynamics
Example 3.25 Suppose A is graded by a finite cyclic group bH = hηi ⊆ AutA, and suppose that there is a (normalized) isomorphism T : M → M η .
Thin coverings of modules
Suppose that f ∈ Hd,n is O(n + 1)-invariant with parameter δ and suppose w.l.o.g. that E f (p)2 = 1 for p ∈ S n .
Average volume, curvatures, and Euler characteristic of random real algebraic varieties
Suppose G is definably compact with dim(G) = n, and suppose that whenever Y ⊆ G is definable and dim(Y ) < n, then m(π(Y )) = 0.
Groups, measures, and the NIP
Suppose that H ∈ P W and suppose that H 6∈ Bv for all closed points v ∈ V .
Fields of moduli and fields of definition of curves
Suppose that v 6∈ X and suppose that α ∈ Ov,V /m2 v .
Fields of moduli and fields of definition of curves
Suppose σ ∈ Γ and suppose that the isomorphism ϕ : X → σX is given by (M , e).
Fields of moduli and fields of definition of curves
Suppose that d is a ∗ –derivation that is the generator of a C 0 –group ϕ on the C ∗ –algebra B, and suppose that δ is a d –derivation that is the generator of a C 0 –group u on the full Hilbert B –module E .
Generators of Dynamical Systems on Hilbert Modules
Suppose ti−1 ≤ t < u < ti for some i ≤ k , and suppose Zn (t) − Zn (u) ≥ ǫ.
Loop-erased random walk on finite graphs and the Rayleigh process
C) Suppose that k, k , Cj (k , T ), Cj (k , T ) and Cj (k , T ) (j = 0, 1) satisfy the assumptions pinpointed in Parts (A) and (B), and suppose that they also meet the Conditions 1.–3. of Theorem 3.
Linear and quadratic functionals of random hazard rates: an asymptotic analysis
Suppose also that πi (M ) are of finite type for i ≤ h n π1 is of type F[ n Suppose that there is a non zero cohomology class u ∈ H 1(M ; R) ≈ H om(π1(M ), R) such that K er(u) is of type F[ n 2 ] .
On the homotopy of finite CW-complexes with polycyclic fundamental group
Suppose λ(x, y) is a continuous function that vanishes on a set of measure zero, and suppose λ does vanish on some smooth nonlinear curve C ⊂ R2 .
Multivariate Lag-Windows and Group Representations
In particular, let us suppose g ∈(C 0 , piecewise C 1 ) and f ∈ C 0(Ω); let us moreover suppose (ℓ · ℓ) > 0, i.e. Σ timelike.
Generalized regularly discontinuous solutions of the Einstein equations