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a supposition
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(səˈpoʊ zəl)

1. the act of supposing.
2. something that is supposed; conjecture or notion.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supposal - a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
conclusion - an intuitive assumption; "jump to a conclusion"
cornerstone, fundament, groundwork, basis, foundation, base - the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
hypothesis, theory, possibility - a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
given, presumption, precondition - an assumption that is taken for granted
basic assumption, constatation, self-evident truth - an assumption that is basic to an argument
2.supposal - the cognitive process of supposing
conjecture - reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
presupposition - the act of presupposing; a supposition made prior to having knowledge (as for the purpose of argument)
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Continuing with Lewis, Benita Huffman Muth takes a fresh look at the Eve characters in Perelandra and The Magician's Nephew and explores how Lewis, as he creates a supposal rather than an allegory, is free to fracture and re-combine elements of Milton's depictions of Eve, Adam, and the Serpent from Paradise Lost to create new characters and new approaches to creation and temptation.
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In a press conference on Saturday evening, Duterte said he found the reports of his supposal falling out with Quiboloy absurd, insisting his relationship with the televangelist had not changed.
Nonetheless, as pointed out above, even if they value the artistic function of fantasy and myth to provide certain "supposal" of reality and truth, neither Lewis nor Tolkien believes in the power of a mere "net of words" to entirely transcend the limited view of world or life or self and give us "the real thing" of the spiritual, metaphysical, or supernatural reality within the artful/verbal text of fantasy.