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conjecture
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence; or the act of forming of such a conclusion or opinion
  • The. rapture of so much amateur conjecturing and surmising would flush their faces as irrepressibly as blood!
    p. 435.9
  • Pay attention to where Tess's child is buried—'in that shabby corner of God's allotment where he lets the nettles grow, and where all unbaptized infants, notorious drunkards, suicides, and others of the conjecturally damned are laid.'
    p. 313.3
  • "I'm referring to Lockwood's description of Joseph, I've been pointing it out to them for so many years that I know the passage by heart: 'looking .... in my face so sourly that I charitably conjectured he must have need of divine aid to digest his dinner ....'
    p. 531.6
  • And when she met and became engaged to Dan Needham, how that must have threatened to put an end to his conjecturing; and when she married Dan, how that must have threatened to put an end to the self-inflicted pain of which he had grown so fond.
    p. 555.9

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