One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
As a basis for discussion or reasoning.
- ‘Suppose, however, for the sake of argument, that he lied.’
- ‘Let us suppose, just for the sake of argument, that some big-time editor reads a self-published novel and decides to offer the writer a two-book contract on the strength of it.’
- ‘The examples that follow are discussed simply for the sake of argument because they do not occur in Hebrew historiography.’
- ‘Let us suppose, for the sake of argument, that this guard did in fact stop to think things over carefully.’
- ‘Suppose for the sake of argument that the government controls the export of capital.’
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