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pree suh pohz

  • v  take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
    I presuppose that you have done your work
  • v  require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
    This step presupposes two prior ones

  • Now in 1952 we have the United States Supreme Court saying that our institutions presuppose a supreme being and in 2002 we have a federal court that says you can't even recognize .
  • The pastor "has the right to presuppose that his people; come to church prepared to worship.
  • Captain Eduard Wedmann, 36, a former artillery officer in the Eighth Motorized Rifle Division in Schwerin, reported that recent East German military exercises presuppose an .
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  • Charles Steger in Washington Post
    We now realize that we are not in a position to presuppose what is best for victims or their families,Steger said.
  • William O Douglas in The Conservative Voice
    Japan thinks the most important thing is that, in order to maintain and strengthen the international non-proliferation system, India will implement its commitments and actions which presuppose the NSG Statement, including the continuation of its... Taro Aso http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taro_Aso&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGt7q8tJigtlDKlHsScCoErM9S-hA Hindu http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/000200810211021.htm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH5t1b84YBD8M1Ag8qgRD6mFqjVlQ Oct 20, 2008 77271 104225 presuppose As Justice William Douglas explained in Zorach v. Clauson (1952), upholding a public school released time" program: "We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being. . . . When the state encourages religious instruction or...

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