The name of the President is generally first, and in larger letters than that of the propounder, who is usually the author.
The effect of this statement was greater than its propounder had dared to hope.
The propounder of the puzzle, or the party who had hidden the object, was then bound to disclose the matter.
He is no propounder of problems, no searcher after hidden purposes.
Sanity, of a crude sort, may accept it; and sanity may put it to a use other than its propounder's.
Even their propounder pointed out that they would be extremely difficult to put into practice.
It never has—not at least in connection with the name of its propounder.
Each of them has had sufficient plausibility to convince its propounder; and, probably, others too.
Not being prepared with an answer to the question, the Man with a Shotgun sagaciously removed the propounder.
"Well, I don't see wot a feller's got to do," said the propounder of the problem, returning to the charge.
late 16c. variant of Middle English proponen "to put forward" (late 14c.), from Latin proponere "put forth, set forth, lay out, display, expose to view," figuratively "set before the mind; resolve; intend, design," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + ponere "to put" (see position (n.)). Perhaps influenced in form by compound, expound. Related: Propounded; propounding.