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King James Dictionary

Suppose

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SUPPOSE, suppo'ze. L. suppositus, suppono.

1. To lay down or state as a proposition or fact that may exist or be true, though not known or believed to be true or to exist or to imagine or admit to exist, for the sake of argument or illustration. Let us suppose the earth to be the center of the system, what would be the consequence?

When we have as great assurance that a thing is, as we could possibly, supposing it were, we ought not to doubt of its existence.

2. To imagine to believe to receive as true.

Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all young men, the king's sons for Ammon only is dead. 2 Samuel 13

3. To imagine to think.

I suppose,

If our proposals once again were heard--

4. To require to exist or be true. The existence of things supposes the existence of a cause of the things.

One falsehood supposes another, and renders all you say suspected.

5. To put one thing by fraud in the place of another. Not in use.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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