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conjecture
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence; or the act of forming of such a conclusion or opinion
  • His conjecture was fulfilled, and he waited for her at the gate.
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (34% in)
  • Mors omnibus est communis would have been jejune, only she liked to know the Latin; but the fortunate gentleman whom every one congratulated because he had a son "endowed with such a disposition" afforded her a great deal of pleasant conjecture, and she was quite lost in the "thick grove penetrable by no star," when Tom called out,— "Now, then, Magsie, give us the Grammar!"
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (78% in)
  • Tom did not hear the gate; he was just then close upon the roaring dam; but he presently turned, and lifting up his eyes, saw the figure whose worn look and loneliness seemed to him a confirmation of his worst conjectures.
    7.1 -- Book 7 Chapter 1 -- The Return to the Mill (21% in)

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