Usage examples for hypothetical

  1. I admit at once that in the financial dependence of the provinces on the central federal authority, in the tenure of the office of the chief magistrates of the provinces, in the control exercised by the ministry over the highest legislative body of Canada, that is, highest in point of dignity and precedence, there are elements of weakness; but at the same time it must be remembered that, while the influence and power of the Canadian government may be largely increased by the exercise of its great patronage in the hypothetical cases I have suggested, its action is always open to the approval or disapproval of parliament and it has to meet an opposition face to face. – Lord Elgin by John George Bourinot
  2. Colonel Elliot notices this, and says: " The probability of Satchells having obtained information from a hypothetical ballad is really quite an inadmissible argument." – Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang
  3. But neither he nor that hypothetical some one else," who was also he, lost for one instant the heavenly knowledge that Olivia was up there at the head of the table. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  4. The attribute predicated of it in an hypothetical proposition, is that of being an inference from a certain other proposition. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  5. She seems to me to be saving up her aspirates for a hypothetical dearth of that article in the future. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  6. There is considerable reason for assuming the existence of a lost original for Much Ado in the shape of a play, known only by title, called Benedicke and Betteris; but it is, of course, impossible to say how much Shakespeare may have owed to this hypothetical predecessor. – An Introduction to Shakespeare by H. N. MacCracken F. E. Pierce W. H. Durham
  7. Nor are they merely " hypothetical though like all thought they are subject to correction. – The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry
  8. And inasmuch as it is still in its hypothetical stage, the ban of exclusion ought to fall upon the theory of evolution. – The Church, the Schools and Evolution by J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant
  9. Call it a hypothetical proposition. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  10. But he did not like hypothetical and unknown forces; he tried to see whether the known force of gravity would serve. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  11. And as for my hypothetical daughter, I find I am always utilising Sally for her." – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  12. They are not the same: the scientific assumption is hypothetical the metaphysical absolute. – Evolution by Frank B. Jevons
  13. I 'm going to ask a hypothetical question. – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  14. Both hands were jammed into his side pockets with a singular effect- against a hypothetical chill, one would have thought. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  15. I mean only as a dream projected into a hypothetical a real heaven. – Lysistrata by Aristophanes Commentator: Jack Lindsay
  16. We mean by it, when we use it in ordinary talk, the hypothetical seat of the emotions, and chiefly, the organ and throne of love; but Scripture means by the word, the whole inward personality, including thought and will as well as emotion. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  17. If we want a separate technical name for forms of argument in which two terms are reasoned together by means of a third, the Hypothetical Syllogism, not being in such a form, is not properly so called. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  18. In their positive part they are observed facts; it is only in their negative part that they are hypothetical – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  19. In either of the above hypothetical cases the boy would be absolutely in the power and at the mercy of the two men; and I shuddered to think of what would happen to him, with me out of the way. – The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn by Harry Collingwood