Definition: guess; N.
Definition: guess; N.
Sentences Containing 'surmise'
A touch of red in nose and cheeks, with a slight tremor of his extended hand, recalled Holmes' surmise as to his habits.
But after embattling his facts, an advocate who should wholly suppress a not unreasonable surmise, which might tell eloquently upon his cause--such an advocate, would he not be blameworthy?
David Parmelee describes the latter behaviour from Bird Island as follows: ”One might surmise that the delicate little pintails wait their turn to pick at the bones and small scraps left by the larger predators.
From the eyewitness accounts of the shooting the detectives surmise that Devonte was in fact the intended target of the shooters.
I partly surmise also, that this wicked charge against whalers may be likewise imputed to the existence on the coast of Greenland, in former times, of a Dutch village called Schmerenburgh or Smeerenberg, which latter name is the one used by the learned Fogo Von Slack, in his great work on Smells, a text-book on that subject.
It were perhaps vain to surmise exactly why it was, that as respecting Starbuck, Ahab thus acted.
Later commentators surmise that the censors also objected to the portrayal of a Heaven run by African Americans.
Leaving aside various other implausibilities in her surmise, the government had several sources who knew Basit as Basit both before and after the time he spent in Kuwait."
Mr. Lorry was already out when he got back, and it was easy to surmise where the good old man was gone.
One might surmise that the angled shadow to the right of Earth is an umbra (conical in shape).
Some, too, have baffled his analytical skill, and would be, as narratives, beginnings without an ending, while others have been but partially cleared up, and have their explanations founded rather upon conjecture and surmise than on that absolute logical proof which was so dear to him.
``That is not an unnatural surmise,''said Fitzwilliam,``but it is a lessening of the honor of my cousin's triumph very sadly.''
More Vocab Words::: tessellated - mosaic; inlaid; Ex. tessellated pattern
::: offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
::: squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
::: ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
::: ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
::: prognosis - forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
::: scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
::: pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
::: rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
::: bacchanal - noisy party with a lot of drinking