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conjecture
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence; or the act of forming of such a conclusion or opinion
  • As regarded its origin there were various explanations, all of which must necessarily have been conjectural.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (4% in)
  • As the light drew nearer, he beheld, within its illuminated circle, his brother clergyman—or, to speak more accurately, his professional father, as well as highly valued friend—the Reverend Mr. Wilson, who, as Mr. Dimmesdale now conjectured, had been praying at the bedside of some dying man.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (27% in)

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