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  • ’Unhappy in your conjectures, sir,’ observed my host; ’we neither of us have the privilege of owning your good fairy; her mate is dead.
  • He cunningly conjectured they were staying away in order to avoid hearing his protracted blessing.
  • My human fixture and her satellites rushed to welcome me; exclaiming, tumultuously, they had completely given me up: everybody conjectured that I perished last night; and they were wondering how they must set about the search for my remains.
  • Linton will conjecture how it is, and trouble himself no further about you.’
  • What her last illness was, I am not certain: I conjecture, they died of the same thing, a kind of fever, slow at its commencement, but incurable, and rapidly consuming life towards the close.
  • ’The Lord help us!’ he soliloquised in an undertone of peevish displeasure, while relieving me of my horse: looking, meantime, in my face so sourly that I charitably conjectured he must have need of divine aid to digest his dinner, and his pious ejaculation had no reference to my unexpected advent.
  • He made no reply to this adjuration; only plodding doggedly down the wooden steps, and halting, before an apartment which, from that halt and the superior quality of its furniture, I conjectured to be the best one.
  • ’There you differ with me, Miss Cathy,’ I remarked; ’I should conjecture him to be far worse.’
  • The contents of the pan began to boil, and he turned to plunge his hand into the bowl; I conjectured that this preparation was probably for our supper, and, being hungry, I resolved it should be eatable; so, crying out sharply, ’I’LL make the porridge!’
  • Happily, as Mr. Heathcliff conjectured, he’ll not win twenty.
  • CHAPTER XXIX THE evening after the funeral, my young lady and I were seated in the library; now musing mournfully — one of us despairingly — on our loss, now venturing conjectures as to the gloomy future.
  • Though he seldom before had revealed this state of mind, even by looks, it was his habitual mood, I had no doubt: he asserted it himself; but not a soul, from his general bearing, would have conjectured the fact.

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  • She dismissed it as mere conjecture.
  • It is important to distinguish between conjecture and fact.

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