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theorize
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to form a theory (a belief about how something works or came about — often without having absolute proof)
  • She was thoroughly charming to him, but of course he theorized a little about his attachment.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (13% in)
  • Perhaps that was a more cheerful time for observers and theorizers than the present; we are apt to think it the finest era of the world when America was beginning to be discovered, when a bold sailor, even if he were wrecked, might alight on a new kingdom; and about 1829 the dark territories of Pathology were a fine America for a spirited young adventurer.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (24% in)

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