propounder


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pro·pound

 (prə-pound′)
tr.v. pro·pound·ed, pro·pound·ing, pro·pounds
To put forward for consideration; set forth. See Synonyms at propose.

[Alteration of propoune, from Middle English proponen, from Latin prōpōnere, to set forth; see propose.]

pro·pound′er n.
References in classic literature ?
Not being prepared with an answer to the question, the Man with a Shotgun sagaciously removed the propounder.
The propounder of the theory regretted that he might never enjoy the blessings of such a state, which, he argued, would result in the ideal life for mankind.
As well as Voltaire, these included Lavater, the propounder of theories about physiognomy in Zurich, the scientist and poet Albrecht von Haller in Berne, the mountain scientist Horace-Benedict de Saussure and the physician Theodore Tronchin, both at Geneva.
"Sure, the program was developed by the founder of Scientology and Scientologists use it, but a professional theory should not be discounted because its propounder is a member of a certain religion," said Beck.
In fact Temkin's use of UEC seems exactly to miss the point of its original propounder, Jan Narveson.
Carroll confesses the influence of his teacher George Dickie, the propounder of the "institutional theory of art." The way Carroll thinks might be understood in terms of a difference between linguistics and philosophy of language.
(14) Yet the Social Darwinist world Dreiser represented in Sister Carrie did not precisely engage with or conform to the racial schema deployed by Social Darwinist sociologists, a fact that seems not to have gone unnoticed by Stuart Sherman (Cambridge History of American Literature editor and alleged propounder of "Ku Klux Kriticism").
An articulate propounder of this view is Peter Block, who proposes a radical alternative to traditional leadership, which he terms stewardship (1993).
Perhaps one measure of the success of Tushnet's book is that I--an unabashed Dworkinian and a propounder of what might appear to be one of the grandest court-centered constitutional theories of them all(5)--am persuaded by his arguments against judicial review and for the self-enforcing Constitution to the extent that I am.
478, 485,488 (2000) (discussing the Italian approach to the role of law as a propounder and protector of ideals and implying that, as such, it is bound to fail in practice).
When catcher Moe Berg offered to explain baseball to Albert Einstein in exchange for tutoring in mathematics, the propounder of the theory of relativity responded:
820 AD), the revolutionary sage of the eighth century AD, and the propounder of Advaita philosophy, a dominant stream of Hindu philosophical thinking, makes an interesting proposition about an internal instrument, Antahkarana, while describing the properties and constituents of the human personality.