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Man proposes, God disposes.

Prov. People may make plans, but they cannot control the outcome of their plans. Jill: Are you really going to be able to finish writing your novel by the end of the year? Bob: Man proposes, God disposes.
See also: dispose, god, man

propose a toast

to make a toast before a celebratory drink. I'd like to propose a toast in honor of your birthday. At the wedding reception, the bride's father proposed a toast to the new couple.
See also: propose, toast

propose something to someone

to suggest something to someone. I have an idea I would like to propose to you. Sam wanted to propose a new plan to Sarah.
See also: propose

propose to someone

to suggest marriage to someone, usually a male to a female. Guess who proposed to me last night? Do you think that Sam will propose to Mary?
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I hardly think that any Socialist, nowadays, would seriously propose that an inspector should call every morning at each house to see that each citizen rose up and did manual labour for eight hours.
At first it seemed strange that the son of an obscure Livonian gentleman should propose marriage to a Countess Rostova; but Berg's chief characteristic was such a naive and good natured egotism that the Rostovs involuntarily came to think it would be a good thing, since he himself was so firmly convinced that it was good, indeed excellent.
I shall surprise our friend Maston, then, by stigmatizing his calculations as timid; and I propose to double his 800,000 pounds of powder.
Where specific abuses are identified, the Department analyzes the situation and, where appropriate, proposes amendments to the Act to curtail the abuses.
Proposes to eliminate requirements for small business specialists to review proposed acquisitions that are (1) within the scope and under the terms of the existing contract; or (2) under $100,000 and totally set aside for small business concerns.
25) The leasing, credit-related insurance, and community development activities that BB&T proposes to engage in are permissible for bank holding companies under Regulation Y.
It not only proposes big increases for a number of existing research and development (R&D) programs, but also requests money for several new initiatives --including the creation of five to 10 interdisciplinary basic-science and technology centers, the startup of a $10 million program to apply cellular- and molecular-biology research techniques to plants, and the development of a five-year, $410 million Civil Space Technology Initiative.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Observer's (STO:OBS) nomination committee, consisting of Chairman Caroline af Ugglas (Skandia Liv), Cecilia Lager (SEB Fonder), Kjell Norling (Handelsbanken Asset Management) and Anders Boos (Chairman of the Board of Directors of Observer AB), proposes the resolutions presented below.
The Commission proposes to reposition certain supplementary schedule information currently required under Rule 12-09 of Regulation S-X within a new Item 302(c) of Regulation S-K.
The non-binding proposal letter stated that the Third Party Group proposes to acquire Equity Office for $52.
Yet the IRS proposes to require such a calculation for each subsidiary for each year.
The Election Committee of Swedish Match AB proposes the election of Andrew Cripps and Conny Karlsson to the Board of Directors.
In addition, TEI proposes other safe harbors or rebuttable presumptions that may be employed to reduce the number of pricing disputes.
Therefore, the Board proposes to the Annual General Meeting a renewal of the authorization of the Board to repurchase Nokia shares, as discussed below.