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Definition of "presupposed" [presupposed]

  • Simple past tense and past participle of presuppose. (verb)

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Use "presupposed" in a sentence
  • "Are you honestly telling me that every and all materialist theories about the brain presupposed that problems like OCD could be overcome by mental focus and dialogue?"
  • "For the syllogism is always contrary to the fact, e.g. if a thing is good, it is proved that it is not good, if an animal, that it is not an animal because the syllogism springs out of a contradiction and the terms presupposed are either identical or related as whole and part."
  • "The noise of an engine getting up steam, the rattle of cabs and porters 'barrows, the tread and voices of a multitude of people made fitting accompaniment to a dialogue which in every word presupposed the corruptions and miseries of a centre of modern life."
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