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  • He has surmised that this is not a friendly visit.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • After texting his mom, he started the truck and peeled out of the parking lot, making it back to the ranch a little after four a.m. Seeing the lights on in the main house, he surmised that his mom had either risen early or. more likely, hadn’t gone to bed.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • It took agonizingly long—three minutes or so—but soon all the available private drones in the area, eleven of them, were in the air, each operated by its owner, and all were on the mountain where, it had been surmised, Mercer was driving.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • As you have no doubt surmised, we here are of the latter type.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • They sprang to their feet, glanced at each other with a wild surmise, and then trotted off, passed down a draw, and disappeared in the direction of the esker.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Up close the colonel was more inebriated than I had surmised, his sleepy eyes opaque.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • 5:3894" Milo quickly pulled the rule book from his pocket. opened to the page, and read, "Ordinance 1753894 It shall be unlawful, illegal, and unethical to think, think of thinking, surmise, presume, reason, meditate, or speculate while in the Doldrums.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • She’d held them up, he surmised, right before they shot her.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • As a senior I had surmised that this coach had a brain the size and density of a Ping-Pong ball, so it came as no great surprise when he banished me forever from his gymnasium.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I could only surmise from what she said about her first six months at Auschwitz that the shock and grief caused by Eva’s death created a bereavement which might have destroyed her, too, had it not been for Jan and his survival; the very fact that the little boy still lived, even though beyond her reach, and that she might somehow eventually get to see him was enough to sustain her through the initial phases of the nightmare.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • I was only surprised that there was but one child of questionable parentage, surmising that Letitia had been either lucky, or smart enough to seek out someone like Geilie in time.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The man taking care of the yacht, a wisp of a man named Mahmoud, had a brief Arabic conversation with al-Ahmad, during which, Alan surmised, al-Ahmad was convincing Mahmoud to allow Alan to pilot the yacht down the canal.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I had admired Hobie’s changelings for years and had even helped work on some of them, but it was the shock of being fooled by these previously-unseen pieces that (to employ a favored phrase of Hobie’s) filled me with a wild surmise.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It did not take an act of intellectual acrobatics to surmise that the old woman had not approved of the union and that Nila knew it.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • He probably surmised that if he bided his time until August, the Teklanika would subside enough to be crossed.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • What imagination would have been irreverent enough to surmise that the same scorching stigma was on them both!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • From the moment I telephoned news of the catastrophe to West Egg village, every surmise about him, and every practical question, was referred to me.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • I counsel you, put down in record even your doubts and surmises.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He could hardly grasp the thing—much less try to solve it; but a hundred wild surmises came to him, a sense of impending calamity overwhelmed him.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • "Yes, I surmised as much," said Dumbledore, his eyes twinkling.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • That’s how we surmise it was discovered from the surface.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • She hadn’t written for ages; probably, I surmised, she had grown tired of being the mistress of a man sentenced to death.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • Heathcliff is my daughter-in-law,’ said Heathcliff, corroborating my surmise.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • ’He went to war,’ the fighter pilot with the golden mustache surmised.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Telemarketers, resettlement officials surmised, had figured out that dialing numbers located in the Clarkston zip code produced an excellent chance of reaching someone who spoke little or no English.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Mr. Lorry was already out when he got back, and it was easy to surmise where the good old man was gone.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • I was excited and had to go to the bathroom but couldn’t surmise where a girl would even begin to look, in a place like this.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I didn’t hear the front door open, so I surmised that she had retreated to the living MOM.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Mr. Wopsle dropped in to ask what was the matter (surmising that a convict had been taken), but came running out in a great hurry.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Of course, if Dr. Mortimer’s surmise should be correct, and we are dealing with forces outside the ordinary laws of Nature, there is an end of our investigation.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Mariam did surmise, by the way Nana said the word, that it was an ugly, loath-some thing to be harami, like an insect, like the scurrying cockroaches Nana was always cursing and sweeping out of the kolba.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Hallorann had flown enough to be able to surmise what had happened.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Ronnie, seeing that she’d been holding an eight, surmised that they’d all lost to Jonah.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Shall I quote some of the things you said about him? I can only surmise as to some of the things you did.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "You like him," I surmised from the tone of his voice.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • No; to be once in doubt Is once to be resolv’d: exchange me for a goat When I shall turn the business of my soul To such exsufflicate and blown surmises, Matching thy inference.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Investigators later surmised that the Avianca pilots must have assumed that ATC was jumping them to the head of the queue, in front of the dozens of other planes circling Kennedy.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Our leopard enclosure in Pondicherry had a wall sixteen feet high at the back; I surmise that Rosie and Copycat never jumped out not because of constitutional weakness but simply because they had no reason to.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • It could not even be surmised.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But you cannot prove either of these surmises to be correct.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Mr. Snell was correct in his surmise, that somebody else would remember the pedlar’s ear-rings.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • He merely surmises that there is some strain of dog in White Fang; but as he will tell you himself, he knows nothing about it.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • I have a daughter,—have whilst she is mine,— Who, in her duty and obedience, mark, Hath given me this: now gather, and surmise.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • This much Marguerite had fully understood from the first, and Sir Andrew Ffoulkes had confirmed her surmises.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • So the tumult of gossip, surmise and deep suspicion which followed the announcement of his quiet wedding to Scarlett was not surprising.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He showed me the lowest and I had to surmise the highest.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Judging by the many maimed soldiers Mr Tanimoto had seen during the day, he surmised that the barracks had been badly damaged by whatever it was that had hit Hiroshima.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Never surmise I have not seen him with my very eyes, and often, on the field.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The boat was accordingly got in readiness; it required some repairs, and fresh pitching, and then we made for the point of interest, indulging in a variety of surmises as to what we should find.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings: My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man, that function Is smother’d in surmise; and nothing is But what is not.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
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