### Sentence Examples

This is a reasonable **proposition**.

This **proposition** was not adopted.

These **propositions** were rejected.

That is a scientific **proposition**.

Nobody disputes your **proposition**.

It’s just a business **proposition**.

It was a **proposition** of marriage.

It is not a gambling **proposition**.

I am in favor of his **proposition**.

"Here's a hard-luck **proposition**!"

The **proposition** was carried by acclamation.

A teacher chalked a **proposition** in algebra.

"Are you going to accept that **proposition**?"

This **proposition** gave rise to a very animated debate.

They all expressed a full assent to this **proposition**.

Julian looked utterly astonished at this **proposition**.

Crystal is a good deal of a **proposition**, I grant you.

"Such a **proposition** is illogical, pernicious, insane."

Camp life without access to water is an impossible **proposition**.

[From *Vacation Camping for Girls* by Marks, Jeannette Augustus]

This **proposition** was telegraphed to Washington and quickly accepted.

[From *Railroad Reorganization* by Daggett, Stuart]

A **proposition** fraught with such consequences required consideration.

With Lincoln the desire to prove his **proposition**, whatever it might be, was always uppermost.

[From *Lincoln's Inaugurals, Addresses and Letters (Selections)* by Dodge, Daniel Kilham]

We believed we could make a farm certainly self-supporting and probably a paying **proposition**.

[From *The Romance and Tragedy of a Widely Known Business Man of New York* by Russell, William Ingraham]

Upon this the most certain of all **propositions**, the certainty of all other knowledge depends.

[From *A History of Philosophy in Epitome* by Seelye, Julius H. (Julius Hawley)]

This **proposition** is self-evident, and can be made no plainer by repetitions or illustrations.

[From *The Story of the Soil; from the Basis of Absolute Science and Real Life,* by Hopkins, Cyril G. (Cyril George)]

The old Prince’s **proposition** was a blow to the Princess, who was placed in a trying position.

[From *Graustark* by McCutcheon, George Barr]

If we are completely certain of a **proposition**, we do not seek a ground to support our belief.

[From *The Analysis of Mind* by Russell, Bertrand]

Dogmas are abstract **propositions**, and all human society rests on abstract **propositions**.

[From *The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation* by O'Malley, Austin]

"It’s one **proposition** to make one of these men swells believe that a woman is the real thing."

[From *Children of the Whirlwind* by Scott, Leroy]

The conclusions, however, arise from **propositions**, and the **propositions** from conceptions.

[From *A History of Philosophy in Epitome* by Seelye, Julius H. (Julius Hawley)]

**Propositions** are of two kinds, ‘**Propositions** of Existence’ and ‘**Propositions** of Relation.’

[From *Symbolic Logic* by Carroll, Lewis]

A Mediate Inference, or Syllogism, consists of two **propositions**, which are called the Premisses, and a third **proposition** known as the Conclusion, which flows from the two conjointly.

[From *Deductive Logic* by Stock, St. George William Joseph]

"A conjunction is a part of speech serving to unite two **propositions** as parts of the same complex assertion, or two words as similar parts of the subject or predicate of one **proposition**."

[From *Notes and Queries, Number 230, March 25, 1854 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.* by Various]

Thus the difference between an a priori general **proposition** and an empirical generalization does not come in the meaning of the **proposition**; it comes in the nature of the evidence for it.

[From *The Problems of Philosophy* by Russell, Bertrand]

It does not therefore seem to me quite fitting that Miklosich should always term such **propositions** subjectless, and it is quite incorrect when he calls them mere predicative **propositions**.

[From *The Origin of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong* by Brentano, Franz]

These two **propositions** and the corollary are all parts of one general **proposition**: If through a point a line is drawn cutting a circle, the product of the segments of the line is constant.

[From *The Teaching of Geometry* by Smith, David Eugene]

These natural **propositions** or natural things must, however, resemble also mathematical **propositions**, and depend, after all, upon the primary **proposition** of mathematics or the axiom.

[From *Elements of Physiophilosophy* by Oken, Lorenz]

After a month of debating **propositions** and counter-**propositions**, the differences narrowed themselves down to the single question of what should be the method of representation in Congress.

[From *The History Teacher's Magazine, Vol. I, No. 4, December, 1909* by Various]

When the conclusion is drawn from one **proposition**, the inference is said to be immediate; when more than one **proposition** is necessary to the conclusion, the inference is said to be mediate.

[From *Logic, Inductive and Deductive* by Minto, William]

The **proposition** before you is, therefore, original in character, without sanction from any former legislation, and it must, accordingly, be judged by its merits, as an original **proposition**.

[From *Charles Sumner: his complete works, volume 04 (of 20)* by Sumner, Charles]

It results from the doctrines of Conversion that valid arguments may be stated in these forms, inasmuch as a **proposition** in one order of terms may be equivalent to a **proposition** in another.

[From *Logic, Inductive and Deductive* by Minto, William]

It is true that every abstract **proposition** concerning rent, capital, and wages now (and always) holds true for the whole world; but, so conceived, the **propositions** give no practical result.

[From *Speculations from Political Economy* by Clarke, Charles Baron]