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suppose [ sə'pəuz] vt.猜想;假定;让

be supposed to 被期望;应该

suppose [sə'pəuz] vt. 猜想,假定,料想 conj.假使...结果会怎样

suppose [sə'pəuz] v.假定,推测

supposed [sə'pəuzd] a.假定的,推测的

Today an increasing number of people have realized that law education is of great importance. In order to keep law and order, every one of us is supposed to get a law education.
现在,愈来愈多的人认识到法制教育的重要性。为了维护社会治安 ,我们每人都应该接受法制教育。

My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
我个人隐约觉得,宇宙之奇异不仅超过我们所料想的,更超过我们所能够料想的。

We can not suppose that some men have a right to be in this world, and others no right.
我们无法假定一些人有权力活在世上而另一些人没有。

Students are supposed to learn the basic concepts of their fields.
学生应该学习他们专业领域里的基本知识。

Judges are supposed to judge each case objectively.
法官应公正处理每一个案子。

I suppose some people create an idea of who they want to be, and then they live it out.
我以为,有些人是先想像自己是什么人,然后实现这一想法。

I need $2,000 to set up the project, but I suppose $1,500 would do in a pinch.
我需要2,000美元建立这个项目,不得已时1,500美元也可以。

I suppose he was sick.
我猜他大概是病了。

I suppose I can finish the project next year.
我想我明年完成此工程。

It might be, I suppose.
我想可能是这样。

Yes, I suppose so. 是的,我也这么认为。

I suppose you dance much. 我想你常常跳舞吧。

Suppose it rains, what shall we do? 万一下雨,我们该怎么办?

He is commonly supposed to be foolish.他是公认的傻瓜。

I forgot to prepare the speech I'm supposed to give today.我忘了准备今天的我该做的演讲了。

It's supposed to start at 6:30 sharp, but I doubt it will.应该是六点半整的,但是我觉得够呛。

I supposed him to be very clever but he was in fact a fool.我以为他很聪明,其实他是个蠢货。

We all have our crosses, I suppose.
我想,我们都有各自的难题。

I don't suppose you have much time.
我想你不会有很多时间。

We suppose that the situation will improve.
我们认为形势会好转。

好像要下雨。
We're expecting some rain.
It's going to rain.
It's supposed to rain.
Rain is expected.
I heard it might rain. (我听说今天可能下雨。)

我想是的。
I think so. *稍带迟疑的肯定,“好像……吧!” “好像听说是……”。
Is John off today? (约翰今天休息?)
I think so. (我想是吧。)
I believe so.
So they say.
So I understand.
I suppose so.
To my understanding.

可能是吧。
I guess so. *不能明确断定,“好像是”、“是吧”等推测的表达方式。
Don't you think Japanese people are healthier? (你不觉得日本人更健康些吗?)
I guess so. (可能是吧!)
I suppose so.

你为什么干那样的事呢?
Why did you do that?
Why did you do that? (你为什么干那样的事呢?)
I didn't know I wasn't supposed to. (我不知道不能这样做。)
What made you do that?
Why did you do something like that?
How could you?
How could you do that?

Where am I supposed to pay the excess train fare?
我应该在哪里补票?

Just for argument's sake, suppose we disagree.
为了讨论各种情形,让我们假设我方不同意时的处理方法。

I suppose you want to send U.S. Dollars.
我想您是汇美元吧?

Purpose supposes foresight.
深谋远虑。

Just for argument's sake, suppose we disagree.
为了讨论各种情形,让我们假设我方不同意时的处理方法。

Who am I supposed to see?
我应该去见谁?

A I’m so looking forward to the Olympics. It’s going to be a great event.
A 我热切地期待着奥林匹克运动会的召开。这将是一大盛事。
B Me too. I can’t wait for them to start. It’s so exciting.
B 我也是。我都等不及了。太激动人心了。
A There will be so many things to see.
A 到时候将有许多要看的东西。
B I know. What’s your favourite event in the Olympics?
B 我知道。你最喜欢的奥运项目是什么?
A My favourite event I don’t know – I like so many different things!
A 我最喜欢的项目?我不知道——我喜欢的项目太多了!
B I suppose so. There are so many different sports and events.
B 我想也是。有这么多的运动项目。

A What do you do after work and at the weekends Do you have a hobby?
A 你在下班后和周末做什么?你有什么爱好吗?
B I don’t have time!? I’m too busy.
B 我没有时间爱好什么!我太忙了。
A No time for anything, for any interest or hobby?
A 没有时间做任何事情,任何兴趣爱好?
B No. I’d love to have free time, but my family takes up all my time.
B 没有。我想有空闲的时间,但是我的家庭占去了我所有的时间。
A That’s a pity. I suppose it’s always busy when you are working and a mother too.
A 太遗憾了。我想当你既工作又当妈妈的时候你总是忙碌不停。
B Yes. The family always comes first. My family is my hobby!
B 是的。家庭总是占第一位。我的家庭就是我的爱好!

A What’s it like working in the restaurant?
A 在餐馆工作怎么样?
B It’s OK. It’s in a restaurant in one of the big hotels.
B 还行。我在一家大旅馆的餐厅里工作。
A That sounds quite good. Is it hard work?
A 听起来相当不错。工作累吗?
B Well, it depends if the restaurant is very busy. But I enjoy it. I like seeing lots of different people all the time.
B 哦,这取决于客人是不是很多。但是我喜欢这份工作。我总是喜欢看到不同的人。
A Yes, I suppose a hotel restaurant must be a quite good place to work.
A 是的,我想旅馆里的餐馆是工作的好地方。
B Yes, it is. And it’s a good way for me to earn extra money.
B 是的,是这样。而且这还是我额外挣钱的好方法。

A It’s difficult deciding on a future career.
A 决定将来的事业是一件很难的事情。
B What do you mean?
B 你的意思是?
A Just now, I’m not sure what kind of work I like.
A 目前,我不太确定我喜欢做什么工作。
B I suppose there are lots of different paths you could take.
B 我想你有很多条路可以选择。
A Yes, to some degree. But I’m just not sure which is the best. I don’t want to work in an office all my life.
A 是的,在某种程度上是这样。但是我不太确定哪个是最好的选择。我不想一辈子在办公室里工作。
B The best thing is to try various jobs and see which you like most.
B 最好的办法是尝试各种工作,看看你最喜欢哪一个。

A When anyone from my family comes to Beijing, I’m the tour guide!
A 无论我的家人谁来北京,我都是导游!
B I suppose that’s common. You know the city well.
B 我想这是自然的。你非常熟悉北京。
A Yes. My wife is back in London just now. She’s bringing her mother with her to Beijing for a visit.
A 是的。我的妻子现在回伦敦了。她将带她的妈妈和她一起来北京。
B When are they coming?
B 她们什么时候到?
A My wife and my mother-in-law are arriving next week.
A 我妻子和我岳母下周到达。
B Well, enjoy yourself till then. You’ll be busy when your mother-in-law is here.
B 哦,在她们到来之前好好享受时光。当你岳母来的时候你会非常忙。

A Do you use the internet a lot?
A 你经常使用互联网吗?
B Yes, I do. I go online as often as I can. I use the internet a lot to study English.
B 是的,我是。我尽可能经常上网。我经常用互联网学习英语。
A What kind of things do you do?
A 你都做些什么?
B There’s lots of websites with English lessons – and it’s good for reading. I check out all kinds of things in English, like music and football.
B 在很多网站上有英语课程——对阅读很有好处。我用英语查阅各种东西,像音乐和足球。
A Yes, I suppose so. You can listen to your favourite songs in English too.
A 是的,我想是这样。你还可以收听你最喜欢的英文歌曲。
B Yes, it’s really good fun.? It definitely improves my English.
B 是的,有很多的乐趣。这肯定提高我的英语水平。

A You should get a bike too. It’s such good exercise.
A 你应该也买辆自行车。骑自行车是非常好的锻炼。
B Maybe I will. But the traffic worries me! I’m not sure about cycling in such heavy traffic.
B 也许我会的。但是交通使我担心!在这么拥挤的车辆中骑自行车我不太肯定。
A Don’t worry about it. Thousands and thousands of people cycle everyday in Beijing.
A 不必担心。北京成千上万的人每天都在骑自行车。
B I suppose you’re right. I should get a bike.
B 我想你是对的。我应该买辆自行车。
A And remember, lots of the roads have special cycle lanes anyway, so you don’t have to worry about cars.
A 还有记住,很多道路有专门的自行车道,所以你不必担心汽车。

A What did you think of the restaurant?
A 你认为这家餐馆怎么样?
B Well, the service was excellent.
B 哦,服务非常不错。
A And the atmosphere was great.
A 环境也很幽雅。
B Yes, that's true, but the meal was a bit pricey.
B 是的,是这样,但是饭菜有点贵。
A I suppose it was quite expensive.
A 我觉得非常贵。
B But the food was absolutely delicious.
B 但是食物绝对好吃。

A Ping and I went to the new Italian restaurant last week.
A 平和我上周去了一家新开的意大利餐馆。
B I was there last month. I thought it was fantastic.
B 我上个月去了那里。我认为那里非常棒。
A Yes, the food and the atmosphere were great.
A 是的,饭菜和环境都非常好。
B But there was one thing I didn't like. The service.
B 但是有一样我不喜欢。那就是服务。
A It was a bit slow, I suppose.
A 我觉得那里的服务有点慢。
B I thought the service was too slow.
B 我认为那里的服务简直太慢了。

A What’s it like working in the restaurant?
A 在餐馆工作怎么样?
B It’s good. It’s in a new restaurant in Houhai.
B 很不错。这是在后海开的一家新餐馆。
A That sounds quite interesting. Is it hard work?
A 听起来相当有趣。这工作累吗?
B Well, it depends if the restaurant is very busy. But I enjoy it. I like seeing lots of different people all the time.
B 哦,这取决于餐馆里客人是否很多。但是我喜欢这份工作。我喜欢总是能看到许多不同的人。
A Yes, I suppose a new place must be a quite good place to work.
A 是的,我想新的地方一定是工作的好地方。
B Yes, it is. And I can earn some extra money.
B 是的,是这样。我还可以额外挣些钱。

What’s the weather like in London?
伦敦的天气怎么样?
Just now, it’s like Beijing: warm and sunny.
刚才的天气就像北京:温暖而晴朗。
Does it usually rain a lot in London?
伦敦经常下雨吗?
I suppose so! We get a lot of rain, but we also get good weather.
我想是的。我们那里的雨水很多,但是我们也有好天气。
Beijing can be very hot in the summer. I prefer autumn.
北京的夏天非常热。我更喜欢秋天。
Yes, I like autumn – and spring too.
是的,我也喜欢秋天和春天。

We are going to the Ming Tombs at the weekend. Would you like to come with us?
我们周末去明十三陵,你想和我们一起去吗?
Yes, thanks. How long will it take?
是的,谢谢。到那里要多长时间?
Well, we have to drive from Beijing. I suppose it will take three or four hours for the whole trip.
哦,我们得从北京开车去。我想整个路程大概需要三、四个小时。
That sounds fine. Which day at the weekend are you going?
听起来可以。周末的哪天去?
Sunday. Is that ok for you?
周日去。时间对你合适吗?
Yes, that’s fine.
是的,合适。

A What did you think of the restaurant?
A 你觉得那家餐厅怎么样?
B Well, the service was excellent, but the meal was a bit expensive.
B 嗯,服务真是很优秀,但是就是食物太贵了。
A I suppose it was quite expensive.
A 我猜想是贵了点儿。
B But the food was absolutely delicious.
B 但是菜做得还是地道的。

A You know, back home in London, we also have bad traffic jams.
A 你知道吗,在我的老家伦敦,我们也常有交通堵塞的状况。
B I suppose every big city has them.
B 我猜想大多数大城市都会有。
A London is smaller than Beijing, isn’t it?
A 伦敦比北京要小,对不对?
B Yes, it is. But the traffic jams are still a problem, especially at rush hour.
B 是的。但是交通堵塞仍是个棘手问题,尤其是上下班高峰期。

A What’s it like working in the hotel restaurant?
A 在宾馆餐厅工作是什么样的?
B It’s hard. The hours are long. But it’s a good way to earn extra money.
B 非常难。时间很长。但是这是一条多挣点钱的好方法。
A I suppose so. If you’re a student, you always need money.
A 我想也是。如果你是学生的话,你总是需要钱。
B Yes, you’re right. It’s a good thing to do.
B 是的,你是对的。这是个非常有利的事情。

A Let’s meet this evening at the restaurant at 6.30.
A 咱们今晚六点半在餐厅碰面。
B Fine. I’ll get a taxi and see you there.
B 好的。我会乘坐出租,到时再见。
A Why don’t you walk? It’s only about 15 minutes walking and it’s a nice evening.
A 你为什么不走着去?那里只是15分钟的路,而且晚上天气听好的。
B I suppose you are right. It’s quite a short walk. And it’s good exercise!
B 我想你是对的。路程是挺短。同时,这还是很好的运动。

A What did you think of the restaurant?
A 你觉得那家餐厅怎么样?
B I thought the service was excellent but it was quite expensive.
B 我觉得服务确实很好,但是就是太贵了。
A I suppose it was quite expensive.
A 我猜它是有点儿太贵了。
B But the food was absolutely delicious.
B 但是那里的食物真是太好了。

A I wouldn’t like to drive in Beijing. It’s so busy.
A 我不想在北京开车。这里太繁忙了。
B It’s busy in the rush hours, but it’s the same as any big city.
B 在高峰期时确实如此,但是在每个大城市都会有这种情况。
A There’s so many cars. It looks difficult to drive here.
A 那里有太多汽车了。看起来就很难开。
B I suppose so. You have to be very careful in Beijing traffic.
B 我猜是。面对北京的交通状况你必须非常小心。

To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and keep absolute sober.
Logan Pearsall Smith, American weiter
如果以为我们变富后不会像有钱人那样行事,这无异地以为我们能终日豪饮,但又能保持头脑清醒。
美国作家史密斯.L.P.

The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past.
George Halifax. Btritish statesman
推测将要发生什么,最好的方法是记住已经发生了什么。
英国政治家哈利法克斯.,G.

I suppose he's coming to us.我才他会到这来的。

She is supposed to be one of the best singers.大家认为她是最有名气的歌星。

I suppose it might be gold.说不定是金子啊。

I'm supposed to go on a diet / get a raise.
我应该节食/涨工资。

The show is supposed to be good.
这场表演应当是相当好的。

spill the beans 泄漏秘密
Don't spill the beans. It's supposed to be a secret.
别说漏了嘴,这可是个秘密哦!

I suppose so.
我想是这样。

be supposed to (do) 应该,非…不可

- rub elbows with someone 和某人没有很深的交情
I suppose Jack doesn't know me well. We have only rubbed elbows with other for several times.

I suppose D/P or D/A should be adopted as the mode of payment this time.
我建议这次用付款交单或承兑交单方式来付款。

猜想 suppose; suspect; guess

A: What’s the weather like in London?
A: 伦敦的天气怎么样?
B: Just now, it’s like Beijing: warm and sunny.
B: 刚才的天气就像北京:温暖而晴朗。
A: Does it usually rain a lot in London?
A: 伦敦经常下雨吗?
B: I suppose so! We get a lot of rain, but we also get good weather.
B: 我想是的。我们那里的雨水很多,但是我们也有好天气。
A: Beijing can be very hot in the summer. I prefer autumn.
A: 北京的夏天非常热。我更喜欢秋天。
B: Yes, I like autumn – and spring too.
B: 是的,我也喜欢秋天--还有春天。

I guess so / I guess so is similar to I suppose / I suppose; I think so / I think so.
I guess so /我猜是这样。和I suppose /我想是这样。非常相似。I think so / 我认为是这样。

A: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: 你有兄弟姐妹吗?
B: No, I am the only child. It’s quite common in China.
B: 我没有。我是家里唯一的孩子。这在中国是很普遍的。
A: I suppose so. It’s such a big population.
A: 我想是这样。中国人口太多了。
B: Yes. How about you? Do you have any brothers or sisters?
B: 是的。你呢?你有兄弟姐妹吗?
A: Yes. I’ve got two brothers. They are both younger than me. I’m the oldest.
A: 有,我有两个弟弟。他们都比我小。我是老大。

A: We are going to the Ming Tombs at the weekend. Would you like to go with us?
A: 我们周末去明十三陵,你想和我们一起去吗?
B: Sure, thanks. How long will it take?
B: 好的,谢谢。到那里要多长时间?
A: Well, we have to drive from Beijing. I suppose it will take three or four hours for the whole trip.
A: 哦,我们得从北京开车去。我想整个路程大概需要三、四个小时。
B: That sounds fine. Which day at the weekend are you going?
B: 听起来可以。周末的哪天去?
A: Sunday. Is that ok for you?
A: 周日去。时间对你合适吗?
B: Yes, that’s fine.
B: 是的,合适。

猜想 [cāi xiǎng] /guess/conjecture/suppose/suspect/

假 [jiǎ] /fake/false/artificial/to borrow/if/suppose/

假定 [jiǎ dìng] /to assume/to suppose/

假若 [jiǎ ruò] /if/supposing/in case/

假设 [jiǎ shè] /(conj) suppose if.../(n) conjecture/

假使 [jiǎ shǐ] /suppose/given .../

无常 [wú cháng] /variable/changeable/fickle/impermanence/ghost supposed to take a soul upon death/to pass away/to die/

想 [xiǎng] /to think/to believe/to suppose/to wish/to want/to miss/

Two other explanations are more speculative.
其他两种解释带有很大的猜测性。
First, some of the business restructuring of recent years may have been ineptly done.
一种解释是近年来所进行的公司重组也许并未奏效。
Second, even if it was well done, it may have spread much less widely than people suppose.
另一种则说,即使有所成效,效果也不像人们所设想的那样广泛。

{adj: alleged, so-called, supposed} doubtful or suspect
"these so-called experts are no help"

{adj: conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious} based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
"theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"
"the supposed reason for his absence"
"suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"
"hypothetical situation"

{adj: fantastic, phenomenal} exceedingly or unbelievably great
"the bomb did fantastic damage"
"Samson is supposed to have had fantastic strength"
"phenomenaRl feats of memory"

{adj: otherwise} other than as supposed or expected
"the outcome was otherwise"

{adj: putative, purported, reputed, supposed} commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds
"the foundling's putative father"
"the reputed (or purported) author of the book"
"the supposed date of birth"

{adj: supposed} designed to
"medication that is supposed to relieve pain"
"what's that gadget supposed to do?"

{adj: supposed} firmly believed
"the way things are supposed to be"

{adj: supposed} mistakenly believed
"the supposed existence of ghosts"

{adj: supposed} required or under orders
"I'm supposed to be there at ten"
"he was supposed to go to the store"

{adj: true} consistent with fact or reality; not false
"the story is true"
"it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell
"the true meaning of the statement"
<-> false
{adv: AD, A.D., anno Domini} in the Christian era; used before dates after the supposed year Christ was born
"in AD 200"

{adv: BC, B.C., before Christ} before the Christian era; used following dates before the supposed year Christ was born
"in 200 BC"

{adv: further} in addition or furthermore
"if we further suppose"
"stated further that he would not cooperate with them"
"they are definitely coming; further, they should be here already"

{adv: secretly, in secret, on the Q.T., on the QT} in secrecy; not openly
"met secretly to discuss the invasion plans"
"the children secretly went to the movies when they were supposed to be at the library"
"they arranged to meet in secret"

{adv: sure enough} as supposed or expected
"sure enough, he asked her for money again"

{n: Bermuda Triangle} an area in the western Atlantic Ocean where many ships and planes are supposed to have been mysteriously lost

{n: Christian era, Common era} the time period beginning with the supposed year of Christ's birth

{n: Gnetopsida, class Gnetopsida, Gnetophytina, subdivision Gnetophytina, Gnetophyta} gymnospermous flowering plants; supposed link between conifers and angiosperms; in some systems classified as a class (Gnetopsida) and in others as a subdivision (Gnetophytina or Gnetophyta)

{n: Hale, Nathan Hale} a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)

{n: Jude, Saint Jude, St. Jude, Judas, Thaddaeus} (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless

{n: Line of Control} a 450-mile line that is supposed to indicate the boundary between the part of Kashmir controlled by India and the part controlled by Pakistan

{n: Loch Ness monster, Nessie} a large aquatic animal supposed to resemble a serpent or plesiosaur of Loch Ness in Scotland

{n: Plymouth Rock} a boulder in Plymouth supposed to be where the Pilgrims disembarked from the Mayflower

{n: Scrophularia, genus Scrophularia} type genus of Scrophulariaceae; named for the plants' supposed ability to cure scrofula: figworts

{n: Siren} a sea nymph (part woman and part bird) supposed to lure sailors to destruction on the rocks where the nymphs lived
"Odysseus ordered his crew to plug their ears so they would not hear the Siren's fatal song"

{n: anger, choler, ire} a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

{n: beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset} the time at which something is supposed to begin
"they got an early start"
"she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
<-> middle, end

{n: brilliant pebble} a code name for a small computerized heat-seeking missile that was supposed to intercept and destroy enemy missiles

{n: chad} a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape

{n: dotted line} a line made up of dots or dashes; often used to indicate where you are supposed to sign a contract
"just sign on the dotted line"

{n: ectoplasm} (spiritualism) a substance supposed to emanate from the body of the medium during a trance

{n: ether, aether} a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves

{n: evasion, escape, dodging} nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
"his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"
"that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"

{n: evocation, summoning} calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations

{n: fever tree, Acacia xanthophloea} African tree supposed to mark healthful regions

{n: goldbrick} anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless

{n: hair of the dog} an alcoholic drink supposed to cure a hangover

{n: homunculus} a tiny fully formed individual that (according to the discredited theory of preformation) is supposed to be present in the sperm cell

{n: ignoratio elenchi} the logical fallacy of supposing that an argument proving an irrelevant point has proved the point at issue

{n: insider trading} buying or selling corporate stock by a corporate officer or other insider on the basis of information that has not been made public and is supposed to remain confidential

{n: joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape} a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
"he told a very funny joke"
"he knows a million gags"
"thanks for the laugh"
"he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"
"even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

{n: latency stage, latency phase, latency period} (psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities

{n: mapinguari} supposed human-sized sloth-like creature reported sighted by Indians in the Amazon rain forest

{n: misconduct} bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf

{n: numerology} the study of the supposed occult influence of numbers on human affairs

{n: open secret} something that is supposed to be secret but is generally known
"their love affair was an open secret"

{n: pedestal} a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority)
"they put him on a pedestal"

{n: personality inventory, personality assessment} a questionnaire that is supposed to yield a description of a person's personality traits
"a personality inventory is a direct test of personality, as contrasted with a projective test"

{n: phallic stage, phallic phase} (psychoanalysis) the third stage in a child's development when awareness of and manipulation of the genitals is supposed to be a primary source of pleasure

{n: placebo effect} any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs

{n: planchette} a triangular board supported on casters; when lightly touched with the fingertips it is supposed to spell out supernatural (or unconscious) messages

{n: quark} (physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3
"quarks have not been observed directly but theoretical predictions based on their existence have been confirmed experimentally"

{n: receiver, pass receiver, pass catcher} a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass

{n: relief} (law) redress awarded by a court
"was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"

{n: repertory, repertoire} the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation
"the repertory of the supposed feats of mesmerism"
"has a large repertory of dialects and characters"

{n: rhetorical question} a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered
"he liked to make his points with rhetorical questions"

{n: sabbat, witches' Sabbath} a midnight meeting of witches to practice witchcraft and sorcery; in the Middle Ages it was supposed to be a demonic orgy

{n: salamander} reptilian creature supposed to live in fire

{n: stage whisper} a loud whisper that can be overheard; on the stage it is heard by the audience but it supposed to be inaudible to the rest of the cast

{n: supposition, supposal} the cognitive process of supposing

{n: time machine} a science fiction machine that is supposed to transport people or objects into the past or the future

{n: troll} (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains

{n: white man's burden} the supposed responsibility of the white race to provide care for their non-white subjects

{n: working group, working party} a group of people working together temporarily until some goal is achieved
"the working group was supposed to report back in two weeks"

{n: wrath, anger, ire, ira} belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)

{v: cleanse} purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins
"Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"

{v: jumble, confuse, mix up} assemble without order or sense
"She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"

{v: opt out, cop out} choose not to do something, as out of fear of failing
"She copped out when she was supposed to get into the hang glider"

{v: presuppose, suppose} require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
"This step presupposes two prior ones"

{v: presuppose, suppose} take for granted or as a given ; suppose beforehand
"I presuppose that you have done your work"

{v: put out} be sexually active
"She is supposed to put out"

{v: speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose} to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
"Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

{v: suppose, say} express a supposition
"Let us say that he did not tell the truth"
"Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"

{v: swallow} believe or accept without questioning or challenge
"Am I supposed to swallow that story?"

{v: think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess} expect, believe, or suppose
"I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"
"I thought to find her in a bad state"
"he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"
"I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"

The extraordinary results effected by dint of sheer industry and perseverance, have led many distinguished men to doubt whether the gift of genius be so exceptional an endowment as it is usually supposed to be.
完全凭借勤奋与毅力所产生的非凡成果,已经引起许多名人怀疑天赋是否真像通常认为的那样,是种极为异常的才能。

Dr. Brock was dressed in a bright red jacket, looking vaguely Bohemian, as authors are supposed to look,
布罗克医生身着鲜红色夹克,乍一看好似一个生活豪放不羁的艺术家,正像作家看上去应该是的样子。
and the first question went to him.
第一个问题提给了他。

Or suppose that all the outdoor thermometers were to be wirelessly connected in a kind of swarm.
或者假设户外的温度计都将以无线方式密集地联结起来。

On hearing the hue and cry, all passersby were supposed to join in the pursuit, but in practice, not many passers-by could be persuaded to help.
这是指望所有的过路行人一听到喊声就参加追捕,但实际上,没有多少行人会乐于帮忙。

It wasn't supposed to work out this way--what ever does?--but in the end I was destined to be a brewer.
其实开始时,无论如何都没有想到我会走这条路-但最终我注定还是要做个酿酒人。

Like fast food, the iBook is supposed to offer pleasure and convenience--it comes in a rounded shape, transparent plastic, and appears in blueberry or tangerine colours.
iBook 应该如同快餐一样,给人以快乐和便利-它形状圆圆的,外壳是透明塑料,并以越橘色或蜜橘色呈现在众人眼前。


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