• WordNet 3.6
    • n proposer (parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion
    • n proposer someone who advances a suggestion or proposal "the suggester of this absurd strategy was a fool"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a girl was a way to propose for marriage.. If the girl caught it, that would mean she accepts
    • Proposer A speaker; an orator.
    • Proposer One who proposes or offers anything for consideration or adoption.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Guillotin merely proposed the machine that bears his name (which was rejected by the crown) and he never made a working model. The first working model was made by his assistant years later. When the machine attained infamy in the French Revolution, Dr.Guillotin protested its use and went to his grave claiming that the machine was unjustly named after him.
    • n proposer One who proposes; one who offers anything for consideration or adoption.
    • n proposer A speaker; an orator.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “There are two enemies to every bill proposed in Congress, the fools who favor it and the lunatics who oppose it.”
  • Henry Wilson
    Henry Wilson
    “I believe if we introduced the Lord's Prayer here, senators would propose a large number of amendments to it.”
  • Alfonso X
    Alfonso X
    “Had I been present at the creation of the world I would have proposed some improvements.”
  • Albert Schweitzer
    “Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.”
  • Robert F. Kennedy
    “The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.”
  • Thomas Kempis
    “Man proposes, but God disposes.”


Man proposes, God disposes - Your fate lies in the hands of God.


In literature:

This proposal was just enough in itself, and it was criminal only from the views of the proposer.
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
I read to him the draft of my Proclamation, and he proposed the alteration of two words only, to which I agreed.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
Edwardes was in favour of the proposed visit.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
I now also propose to include the cases where there are one, four, and four digits, such as 4 x 1,738 = 6,952.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
I declined his first proposal.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
He moved it the same day; the 1st of June was proposed; and it passed without opposition.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The semi-cylindrical roof you propose will have advantages.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
That proposal did not meet with great success.
"Essays in Liberalism" by Various
Proposal to print and distribute beforehand the reasons for each Motion.
"Practical Essays" by Alexander Bain
Gentlemen, I do not propose to dwell upon the details of the establishment of such a meridian.
"International Conference Held at Washington for the Purpose of Fixing a Prime Meridian and a Universal Day. October, 1884." by Various

In poetry:

My head, quoth Dick, to serve your whim?
Spare that, and take some other limb.
Sir, in your nice affairs of system,
Wise men, propose, but fools assist 'em.
"Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto III." by Matthew Prior
I NOW propose to give a fav'rite tale :—
The god of Love was never known to fail,
In finding stratagems, as I have read,
And many have I seen most nicely spread.
"A Confidant Without Knowing It; Or The Stratagem" by Jean de La Fontaine
The council, as 'twas getting late,
Was just about to separate,
When suddenly a rat arose
Who said he could a plan propose
Which would, he thought, succeed
And meet their urgent need.
"How The Cat Was Belled" by Carolyn Wells
And, lastly, I would fain propose,
That, ere we quietly repose,
Together north we ride,
To view the stream which separates
The English from the Scottish states,
And wander on its side.
"Enigma XLIX." by Elizabeth Hitchener
They worried me like anything
By their proposals ev'ry day,
Until at last I had to ring
The bell, and have them cleared away;
(I often pondered on the cost
Of getting them completely lost.)
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham
If the men were so wicked, I 'll ask my papa
How he dared to propose to my darling mamma;
Was he like the rest of them? Goodness! Who knows?
And what shall I say, if a wretch should propose?
"Aunt Tabitha" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Members are encouraged to review the proposal and submit comments to the FAA by Dec 6.
Caught in the middle of Fairchild, a proposed casino and a fight for water, Airway Heights searches for a vision.
Some people fear it will become a permanent rush hour there if a controversial pipeline is built from the Alberta tarsands to a proposed tanker terminal on the British Columbia coast.
The draft plan proposes 41 miles of bike lanes and routes throughout the city.
Change Proposed at the Pentagon.
Iran, trying to be seen by its neighbors as a peacemaker, rather than with suspicion, will ask attendees at the Non- Aligned Movement summit in Tehran to back its cease-fire proposal for Syria.
AFT president Randi Weingarten on Feb 24 proposed a new way to align teacher development and evaluation to due process for tenured teachers.
ARSA Cautions FAA on Proposed 145 Changes.
PSC rejects Alliant Energy's proposed coal plant.
Ballot proposal would allow for casino in Franklin County.
Under a proposed new code-share deal with Emirates, Qantas plans to launch daily A380 services to London from Sydney and Melbourne via Dubai.
Jean Fox, project manager for South Coast Rail, talks about the current state of the project using a map of the proposed routes.
There were no talks held again Thursday and none have been held since last week's NHL proposal and counter- proposals from the NHLPA.
Wedding proposals are meant to be memorable, and in the case of this British couple, the bride to be will never forget how her boyfriend proposed.
Always a risk, public proposals could leave you and your prospective spouse in a world of embarrassment if the proposal goes awry.

In science:

Note also that the theory developed for the pCN variant of the RWM algorithm based on the optimal proposal design principle in this paper holds for any initial condition and is hence far more powerful than the theory based on tuning proposal variance, which works only in stationarity.
Optimal Proposal Design for Random Walk Type Metropolis Algorithms with Gaussian Random Field Priors
To further illustrate our viewpoint on optimal proposal design, let us give some intuition see why a = (1 − 2δ)1/2 is the right choice as suggested by the optimal design principle, behind the efficiency gain of pCN relative to all other proposals of the form (1.2).
Optimal Proposal Design for Random Walk Type Metropolis Algorithms with Gaussian Random Field Priors
Section 4 explains the consequences of this theory for computational complexity, stating precisely, and proving, the theorems on Optimal Proposal Mean and Optimal Proposal Variance from subsection 1.3.
Optimal Proposal Design for Random Walk Type Metropolis Algorithms with Gaussian Random Field Priors
HHCN is proposed. Energy efficient protocols in wireless networks are proposed.
Doubly Optimal Secure Multicasting: Hierarchical Hybrid Communication Network : Disaster Relief
Do current high-bandwidth data center network proposals allow incremental growth? Consider the fat-tree interconnect, as proposed in , as an illustrative example.
Jellyfish: Networking Data Centers Randomly