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proposition

noun approach, arrangement, assertion, assumption, bid, condicio, conjecture, course of action, declared intention, design, formulated intention, hypothesis, idea, offer, overture, plan, position, postulate, premise, presentation, program of action, project, proposal, propositio, prospectus, provisional hypothesis, resolution, rogatio, scheme, strategy, submission, suggestion, supposition, tender, tentative approach, tentaaive statement, terms proposed, theory, thesis
See also: advice, affair, affirmance, agenda, application, argument, assertion, basis, bid, business, campaign, claim, clause, contention, invitation, issue, matter, matter in dispute, measure, motion, overture, plan, platform, policy, principle, project, proposal, question, rationale, recommendation, resolution, strategy, subject, suggestion, theory, thesis, ultimatum

PROPOSITION. An offer to do something. Until it has been accepted, a proposition may be withdrawn by the party who makes it; and to be binding, the acceptance must be in the same terms, without any variation. Vide Acceptance; Offer; To retract; and 1 L. R. 190; 4 L. R. 80.

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To the proposition, then, that slaves whose cases come within the terms of this clause "shall be delivered up", their oaths are unanimous.
But it is thus with human calculations, The propositions seem plausible, and the reasoning fair, while stern truth lies behind all to level the pride of understanding, and prove the fallacy of the wisdom of men.
rising suddenly above the sinister and excited murmurs; night-prowlers, pursued or pursuing, with a stifled shriek followed by a profound silence, or slinking stealthily along-side like ghosts, and addressing me from the quay below in mysterious tones with incomprehensible propositions.
Poyser, too, met her husband's occasional forebodings of a notice to quit with "There's no knowing what may happen before Lady day"--one of those undeniable general propositions which are usually intended to convey a particular meaning very far from undeniable.
The narrative which follows will appear to the reader somewhat in the light of a commentary upon the propositions just advanced.
He did not go far; Master Will Jobson, dwelling in Piccadilly, listened to his propositions, comprehended his wishes, and promised to make him a safety lock that should relieve him from all future fear.
Conceive the condition of the human mind if all propositions whatsoever were self-evident except one, which was to become self-evident at the close of a summer's day, but in the meantime might be the subject of question, of hypothesis, of debate.
And Summerlee, too, there he was with his short briar between his thin moustache and his gray goat's- beard, his worn face protruded in eager debate as he queried all Challenger's propositions.
Both the propositions are unjust; for if we agree with what the few propose we erect a tyranny: for if it should happen that an individual should have more than the rest who are rich, according to oligarchical justice, this man alone has a right to the supreme power; but if superiority of numbers is to prevail, injustice will then be done by confiscating the property of the rich, who are few, as we have already said.
Then the scholar said, with an air which was both grave and resolute: "Well, brother, I am sorry to be obliged to tell you that very fine offers and propositions are being made to me in another quarter.
I very soon began receiving all kinds of propositions from lecture bureaus, and editors of magazines and papers, to take the lecture platform, and to write articles.
But in my judgment it behoves us, as Directors, to consider whether we will regard it as our whole business to carry out propositions emanating from a single quarter.