A delightful place to be buried in, postulating that delight can accompany a man to his tomb under any circumstances.
I am not alone, then, in postulating the reality of the group mind.
To explain the sacred character of totemic things by postulating this characteristic, is to answer the question by the question.
In short, every identity we reason from is made by our postulating an irrelevance of differences.
I am also postulating that satisfactions grow pari passu with our approximation to such reality.
"It is interesting to watch them," he replied, postulating her mood.
So there is no need of postulating with Laplace an excessively high temperature of the original nebula.
This, it would seem, reduces considerably the need for postulating modern influence so far as the method is concerned.
And it promised to be a mystery on a higher plane than the rather sordid affair we had been postulating.
But, in the task of postulating without authority from Nature, it seems impossible to stop short.
1530s, "nominate to a church office," from Medieval Latin postulatus, past participle of postulare "to ask, demand; claim; require," probably formed from past participle of Latin poscere "ask urgently, demand," from *posk-to-, Italic inchoative of PIE root *prek- "to ask questions" (cf. Sanskrit prcchati, Avestan peresaiti "interrogates," Old High German forskon, German forschen "to search, inquire"). Use in logic dates from 1640s, borrowed from Medieval Latin.
1580s, "a request, demand," from Latin postulatum "demand, request," properly "that which is requested," noun use of neuter past participle of postulare (see postulate (v.)). The sense in logic of "self-evident proposition" is from 1640s. The earlier noun in English was postulation (c.1400).
postulate pos·tu·late (pŏs'chə-lāt')
v. pos·tu·lat·ed, pos·tu·lat·ing, pos·tu·lates
To assume or assert the truth or necessity of, especially as a basis of an argument. n.
An unproved assertion or assumption, especially a statement offered as the basis of a theory.
A statement accepted as true for the purposes of argument or scientific investigation; also, a basic principle. (See axiom.)