“All the Occupy movement start with the premise that we owe them everything,” Gingrich said.
Most books about happiness start out with the premise that happiness itself resists definition.
Shockingly awful.She Said: The premise is intriguing, but the execution was weak.
The show had not only the same title and premise as the original, but also the same scripts.
Wright, the author of The Moral Animal and Nonzero, accepts the first premise but not the second.
It is necessary to premise, however, that the difficulty is not peculiar to the present position.
Now that the first shock was over, she saw that there was every reason to premise a Mrs. Bast.
He based this plan upon the premise that democracy would be more successful if greater numbers of individuals were educated.
And I must premise, without attempting to justify them, certain explanations.
The premise is inaccurate; it is a war we are in duty bound to wage at any rate till order is restored—but let that pass.
late 14c., in logic, "a previous proposition from which another follows," from Old French premisse (14c.), from Medieval Latin premissa (propositio or sententia) "(the proposition) set before," noun use of fem. past participle of Latin praemittere "send forward, put before," from prae "before" (see pre-) + mittere "to send" (see mission). In legal documents it meant "matter previously stated" (early 15c.), which in deeds or wills often was a house or building, hence the extended meaning "house or building, with grounds" (1730).
"to state before something else," mid-15c., from premise (n.). Related: Premised; premising.