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Supposition, 1) hypothesis, imagination unproved: “yet his means are in s.: he hath an argosy bound to Tripolis, . . . but ships are but boards,” Merch. I, 3, 18. In H4A V, 2, 8 O. Edd. s., M. Edd., for the sake of the metre, suspicion.
2) imagination, conceit: “and in that glorious s. think he gains by death that hath such means to die,” Err. III, 2, 50.
3) opinion: “the s. of the lady's death will quench the wonder of her infamy,” Ado IV, 1, 240. “only to seem to deserve well, and to beguile the s. of that lascivious young boy the count, have I run into this danger,” All's IV, 3, 333.
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