suppositious


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Synonyms for suppositious

fraudulently or deceptively imitative

presumed to be true, real, or genuine, especially on inconclusive grounds

Synonyms for suppositious

based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

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can be induced at all to sit on the egg of the cuckoo without being scandalized at the vast disproportioned size of the suppositious egg.
The telephone "ignores" these private claims, for, as Avital Ronell's Telephone Book points out, "[t]he notion of a 'phony' originates in the phone's call, designating the predicament of a suppositious subject, on both ends" (45).
When preparation is made the controlling end, then the potentialities of the present are sacrificed to a suppositious future.
After her arrival at Northanger, the frequency of words describing this process is noticeable: "much less than she had supposed" (136), "suppose" (137) "'I suppose'" (144, 149), "the suspicion" (146), "suggestions" (149), "all favoured the supposition" (151), "conjecture" (151), "surmises" (151), "a suppositious funeral" (153), "to suppose herself" (154), "suspicions" (154), "do not suppose" (176), "supposed" (183).
If, for example, Marshall believes that James's 'hypothetical observer or suppositious observer' emerges in The Golden Bowl (p.
The result of this transformation, however, is not, as Brannon Wheeler explains, "a messianic fantasy which leaves behind reality and devotes itself to a suppositious prediction of the future.
However, if the issue is truth, the equivalent for Phaenarete would be whether it was suppositious, and again for Socrates whether Theaetetus had genuinely given birth or it was all due to Socrates' spoon-feeding.
Suppositious wave, I turned around and saw, was intimated, ever so exactingly meted out, by the drumroll Drennette now sustained, a roll which required all but acrobatic skill, so at odds with the suspended spill it appeared she was in.
We should restrict ourselves to conclusions which flow from the extant lines of text and not from suppositious lines which may or may not ever have existed.
The rumors about a false pregnancy, which had been raised the previous year, were circulated with renewed purpose, so that the groundwork for the suppositious birth was already in place when the Pretender was born in June.