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Definitions of suppose

  1. expect, believe, or suppose; " I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; " I thought to find her in a bad state"; " he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; " I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
  2. take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; " I presuppose that you have done your work"
  3. express a supposition; " Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; " Let's say you had a lot of money-- what would you do?"
  4. to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; " Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
  5. require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; " This step presupposes two prior ones"
  6. To represent to one's self, or state to another, not as true or real, but as if so, and with a view to some consequence or application which the reality would involve or admit of; to imagine or admit to exist, for the sake of argument or illustration; to assume to be true; as, let us suppose the earth to be the center of the system, what would be the result?
  7. To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
  8. To require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of thought or of nature; as, purpose supposes foresight.
  9. To put by fraud in the place of another.
  10. To make supposition; to think; to be of opinion.
  11. Supposition.
  12. To assume to be true or real; to imagine; believe; think.
  13. To think; imagine.
  14. To lay down, assume, or state as true: to imagine.
  15. SUPPOSER.
  16. To assume as true; imagine.
  17. To think or imagine; believe; assume as true.
  18. To frame a supposition; think.
  19. To lay down, state or assume as real or true, though not known to be so; to receive as true; to think; to imagine; to require to exist or be true.
  20. To lay down, assume, or admit without proof; to imagine; to receive as true without examination; to regard.
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Quotes of suppose

  1. It was said of me recently that I suffered from an Obsessional Privacy. I can only suppose it must be true. – Dirk Bogarde
  2. In my model, important interference phenomena arise when individual strata come into contact. These chaotic fluctuations are, I suppose what my music is really 'about.' – Brian Ferneyhough
  3. My yachts were, I suppose outstanding status symbols. – Paul Getty
  4. We had a certain kind of really big prestige among, I suppose not just intellectual folk, but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature. – Adolph Green
  5. At those times I got into... I suppose you call it a rut. I used to do comedy, comedy, comedy and I suddenly thought I ought to break away from this somehow. – Val Guest
  6. I just find it thrilling, especially when I totally lock in to the person that I am doing and I'm really flying... I suppose I am hiding myself when I sing as these other people. – Jane Horrocks
  7. I suppose I'm proudest of my novels for what's imagined in them. I think the world of my imagination is a richer and more interesting place than my personal biography. – John Irving
  8. I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience. – Alice James
  9. Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time... I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal. – Curtis Lemay
  10. I suppose in a way, this has become part of my soul. It is a symbol of my life. Whatever I have done that really matters, I've done wearing it. When the time comes, it will be in this that I journey forth. What greater honor could come to an American, and a soldier? – Douglas MacArthur
  11. All action is for the sake of some end; and rules of action, it seems natural to suppose must take their whole character and color from the end to which they are subservient. – John Stuart Mill
  12. A good newspaper, I suppose is a nation talking to itself. – Arthur Miller
  13. My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others! – Marquis de Sade
  14. I suppose I'm most influenced by any good, commercial writer. I learn from everyone. – Nicholas Sparks
  15. But I suppose film is distinctive because of its nature, of its being able to cut through time with editing. – Oliver Stone

Usage examples for suppose

  1. A boy, I suppose – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  2. " I didn't suppose it. – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  3. I suppose you'd know if you were at home? – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  4. Bart, I suppose you know about Lharillis. – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  5. I didn't suppose that it would be so much as that. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  6. Yes, he said, I suppose so. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  7. You still love her, I suppose – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  8. How old do you suppose he is? – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  9. I suppose you like it? – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  10. Suppose I don't want to? – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  11. Like her mother, I suppose – The Nether World by George Gissing
  12. I suppose you don't mean that, do you? – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile
  13. Suppose Mr. Bellamie had found it out. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  14. Do you suppose I don't know? – Gallegher and Other Stories by Richard Harding Davis
  15. Suppose I do not see reason? – Pine Needles by Susan Bogert Warner
  16. She was the Lady Anna they must suppose – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  17. I suppose that was why you didn't let go. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  18. Why should you suppose so? – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  19. If you do, you can find the way alone, I suppose – Gypsy's Cousin Joy by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  20. Everything's all right, I suppose – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts

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