He is a hypothetical person used for purposes of illustration and simplification.
This idea is le bien public, the hypothetical welfare of other people.
For why in the world should she share with Mrs. Vanderstein the attentions of any hypothetical criminal?
It is in this way we arrive at the hypothetical conception of the elemental soul.
As has been stated, back of the period of primitive childish ideas there lies a hypothetical state of mental nothingness.
It was a hypothetical condition which he had never even considered.
This is why they confuse the categorical and the universal with the hypothetical.
There is no one point in their system which is not hypothetical.
She was not imaginative enough to contribute to a conversation so hypothetical.
And, besides, we have some facts in the treatise which are not hypothetical.
hypothetical 1580s, from Gk. hypothetikos "pertaining to a hypothesis," from hypothesis (see hypothesis).