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surmise
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence;
or: infer from incomplete evidence;
or: imagine to be the case or true or probable
  • A touch of red in nose and cheeks, with a slight tremor of his extended hand, recalled Holmes' surmise as to his habits.
    Adventure VII -- The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (47% in)
  • Some, too, have baffled his analytical skill, and would be, as narratives, beginnings without an ending, while others have been but partially cleared up, and have their explanations founded rather upon conjecture and surmise than on that absolute logical proof which was so dear to him.
    Adventure V -- The Five Orange Pips (2% in)

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