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proposal

(Report), noun analysis, appraisal, commentary, critical analysis, examination, in-depth analysis, plan, summary, writing

proposal

(Suggestion), noun design, draft, idea, measure, motion, offer, overture, plan, presentation, proffer, proposition, recommendation, scheme, submission, suggestion, tender, thought
See also: advice, agenda, application, bid, bill, campaign, conspiracy, directive, invitation, measure, motion, motive, nomination, overture, plan, platform, policy, prescription, program, project, proposition, recommendation, request, resolution, strategy, suggestion

PROPOSAL. An offer for consideration or acceptance.
     2. It is a general rule that a proposal offered to another for acceptance may be withdrawn at any time before it is accepted, provided that notice of the withdrawal be given to the party to whom it was made. A bid (q.v.) may be withdrawn at any time before acceptance; and a proposal by letter may be withdrawn at any time before, acceptance 1 Pick. 278; and, if accepted, it must be, in the very terms offered. 3 Wheat. 225. Vide Bid; Correspondence; Letter; Offer.

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Before they parted, Alan made a proposal that was startling in the extreme.
Here am I, who shall be twenty in September, and yet I never had a proposal till today, not a real proposal, and today I had three.
I stood out against it with all my might, was rather for scuttling the boat and perishing together among the sharks that followed us; but when Helmar said that if his proposal was accepted we should have drink, the sailor came round to him.
So thunderstruck was I with the proposal that I could only burst into tears.
Besides, there would be another inconvenience attending this proposal, for what is common to many is taken least care of; for all men regard more what is their own than what others share with them in, to which they pay less attention than is incumbent on every one: let me add also, that every one is more negligent of what another is to see to, as well as himself, than of his own private business; as in a family one is often worse served by many servants than by a few.
As soon as Bonaparte (who was at Schonbrunn, sixteen miles from Hollabrunn) received Murat's dispatch with the proposal of a truce and a capitulation, he detected a ruse and wrote the following letter to Murat:
In his present mood instances came but too quickly, and on top of them this culminating proof of his baseness--that he had asked her to marry him when his reasons for such a proposal were selfish and half-hearted.
The executioner also readily acquiesced in the proposal, making only one condition, -- that of being paid in advance.
with nothing legible but the two words "Bond Street"), and there was an end of Sir Jervis's proposal.
In this emergency, the passenger in the wrecked vessel (whose life Dermody had saved) came forward with a proposal which took father and daughter alike by surprise.
Some said this, and some said that; but at last a young mouse got up and said he had a proposal to make, which he thought would meet the case.
I should not think of making a corrupt proposal to you, sir; but if I were Commissioner of Shrimps and Crabs, I might have some influence with the water-front population, and be able to help you make your fight for Coroner.