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Word: premise

Definition: assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based


Sentences Containing 'premise'

"Variety" called it a "disappointing thriller that wastes an oddball premise".
A central premise of this materialist conception of history is that, generally speaking, social being precedes social consciousness.
Also, the premise has a public inn, which is frequently used to marriage purposes by the citizens.
An Acronymble game show spoof was later produced using the premise.
Critical reaction was mixed, with general praise for the premise, but overall middling reaction to the writing of the pilot.
Critics praised the episode for its original premise, and its under-reliance on cultural references, but criticized the episode's plot.
David Gelernter, writing for the "National Review", cited the "sheer arrogance" of the very premise of Mailer's book.
Derek Elley of "Variety" thought the premise better suited to a novella rather than a feature film, believing that "Franklyn" lacked an emotional payoff.
Despite Wyndham's star power, interest in the play's bold and original premise and reviews that were at least partly positive, the play was not a success.
Eustachian started Fathme Records in Jan 06, with a specific goal and premise of new aspects of grind, speedcore, and serial killer country.
Gerard Egan and Robert Bolton explored areas of interpersonal interactions based on the premise that people act in accordance with their perception of a given situation.
Gould believed this understanding undermines an essential premise of human sociobiology and evolutionary psychology.
He told "The Sydney Morning Herald" that "I work on the premise that most people have conservative values in the Liberal Party and that my values are in alignment with theirs."
I may here premise, that I have nothing to do with the origin of the mental powers, any more than I have with that of life itself.
In 1993, the lab was shifted to its present permanent premise at Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi.
In August 2013, Brogan took a controlling interest in Ooberstock Ltd, a national drinks distributor to the UK on-premise sector.
It was suggested on the premise that the surrounding mountains block a free flow of air in the city.
Its premise of split personae was considered "a bit complicated", but clarified "that's who Damita Jo is."
Its premise was based on the experiences of United States Marine Corps aviator Pappy Boyington and his World War II "Black Sheep Squadron".
Jacobi's theory rests on the premise that the Indians possessed a translation of Homer's works as asserted by Dio of Alexandria.
Mowat's premise is that North America was visited by a European pre-Celtic race.
Petrol interceptors work on the premise that some hydrocarbons such as petroleum and diesel float on the top of water.
Recorded in advance of film production for lip-synching reasons, "Things We Said Today" has a reverse nostalgia premise.
She praised the entire premise calling it "funny just to think about."
She questions the premise that the metabolism of modern humans must be genetically adapted to the dietary conditions of the Paleolithic.
The business premise was to provide useful reviews to prospective consumers as well as compensate reviewers for their effort.
The casino's owner, Chief Runs With Premise, plots another way to get rid of the townspeople.
The DAG contains an edge from a node formula_3 to a node formula_4 if and only if a premise of formula_3 is the conclusion of formula_4.
The faulty premise, unknown in Olbers' time, was that the universe is not infinite, static, and homogeneous.
The film became a viral sensation as residents of Tacoma and Seattle both laughed at, and in some cases, seriously discussed the premise.
The film's storyline is recognized to be a fictional account with the basic premise centered on the factual "Royal Gorge War" between the D and AT during 1878 to 1880.
The first tankōbon compilation of "Saintia Shō" is scheduled for release on december 6, 2013 Series premise.
The main premise is said to the Port trading between Cambodia and Majapahit kingdom came to its peak.
The main premise of the show is that the main character and practice owner does not like being a vet and has a strong dislike of animals.
The novel proceeds from the counter-factual premise that the Slattery Report had actually been implemented.
The plotline depicts Sir William Gull as the murderer and takes Stephen Knight’s "Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution." as its premise.
The premise is that if anyone utters his name three times, he shall appear to claim a soul.
The premise of the show is that participants must use their brain power to find a winning formula and win the game through betrayal and the elimination of their competitors.
The premise of the story creates a logical paradox similar to the unexpected hanging paradox.
The premise was that Fulmer (through an off-screen voice-over) picked her favorite videos which just happened to be alternative.
The program's premise changed from "The Lucy Show".
The residents of the Ashram also carry out farming on the premise.
The tagline is ""thrice upon a love story"", as the premise is set between 1910, 1960, and 2012.
The teaching methodology at the school is based on the premise that children enjoy learning through play, hands-on activities and interaction with other humans.
The video's premise portrays Horler at a warehouse masquerade party.
This convention continued well after its original premise was nullified by the issuance of multiple uniforms and the growth of the laundromat industry.
This premise, which is discussed in an appendix (a "Calca"), is key to understanding later events in the book.
Two years into serialization, the stories began to run 13-15 pages, "New" was added to the title, and the simple episodic gag premise were switched to a fighting manga premise.
While it does imply presuppositions, it does not take any premise for granted.
“No system of government can stand that lacks public confidence, and no progress can be made on the assumption of false premise.

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