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estimate
used in In Cold Blood

2 uses
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Definition
rough calculation or judgment
  • If cots were brought in and the hall was used as a dormitory, Mrs. Clutter estimated, the house could accommodate twenty guests during the Thanksgiving holidays; the others would have to lodge at motels or with neighbors.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (36% in)
  • Slender, a pale young seafarer with an elongated face of slightly dour saintliness, he stood with an arm around the waist of the girl he had married and, in Mrs. Johnson's estimation, ought not to have, for they had nothing in common-the serious Jimmy and this teen-age San Diego fleet-follower whose glass beads reflected a now long-faded sun.
    3 — Answer (31% in)

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