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surmise
used in Pride and Prejudice

3 uses
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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
  • They attacked him in various ways—with barefaced questions, ingenious suppositions, and distant surmises; but he eluded the skill of them all, and they were at last obliged to accept the second-hand intelligence of their neighbour, Lady Lucas.
    Chapter 3 (3% in)
  • This part of his intelligence, though unheard by Lydia, was caught by Elizabeth, and, as it assured her that Darcy was not less answerable for Wickham's absence than if her first surmise had been just, every feeling of displeasure against the former was so sharpened by immediate disappointment, that she could hardly reply with tolerable civility to the polite inquiries which he directly afterwards approached to make.
    Chapter 18 (4% in)
  • "That is not an unnatural surmise," said Fitzwilliam, "but it is a lessening of the honour of my cousin's triumph very sadly."
    Chapter 33 (73% in)

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