Definition: guess; N.
Definition: guess; N.
Sentences Containing 'surmise'
Mr. Lorry was already out when he got back, and it was easy to surmise where the good old man was gone.
``That is not an unnatural surmise,''said Fitzwilliam,``but it is a lessening of the honor of my cousin's triumph very sadly.''
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.
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?
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.
From the eyewitness accounts of the shooting the detectives surmise that Devonte was in fact the intended target of the shooters.
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."
Later commentators surmise that the censors also objected to the portrayal of a Heaven run by African Americans.
One might surmise that the angled shadow to the right of Earth is an umbra (conical in shape).
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.
More Vocab Words::: ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
::: languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
::: unison - unity of pitch (in musical performance); complete accord; Ex. The choir sang in unison.
::: paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
::: vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
::: imperious - domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
::: cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
::: expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
::: aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
::: equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform