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surmise
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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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
  • The. rapture of so much amateur conjecturing and surmising would flush their faces as irrepressibly as blood!
    p. 435.9
  • But as incapable as he was of a heartfelt response to a real situation, the Rev. Mr. Merrill was tirelessly capable of thinking; he pondered and brooded and surmised and second-guessed my mother to death.
    p. 555.9

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