Contamination must be proven with certainty not supposition.
It was only the supposition of Furness, and it is my conviction that they have not.
That exclamation, of course, removed the supposition entirely.
On any other supposition to the general reader it is unintelligible.
And has he not promised temper and acquiescence, on the supposition of a change in my mind?
It will not do, I suppose, to admit such a supposition; yet the marvels which come constantly before me may almost justify it.
The rebels never did anything to justify such a supposition.
The supposition that she had died of spontaneous combustion was also entertained by a good many.
Of course, on this supposition, the percentages must all be multiplied together.
It is based upon the supposition that your allegations would be supported by evidence.
early 15c., a term in logic, from Late Latin suppositionem (nominative suppositio) "assumption, hypothesis," noun of action from past participle stem of supponere (see suppose); influenced by Greek hypothesis.