Usage examples for hypothetical

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. I 'm going to ask a hypothetical question. – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  4. I mean only as a dream projected into a hypothetical, a real heaven. – Lysistrata by Aristophanes Commentator: Jack Lindsay
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. They are not the same: the scientific assumption is hypothetical, the metaphysical absolute. – Evolution by Frank B. Jevons
  9. She seems to me to be saving up her aspirates for a hypothetical dearth of that article in the future. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  10. 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
  11. Call it a hypothetical proposition. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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