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  • noun Plural form of surmise.

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Examples

  • Even more of a tease: Griffin surmises that there are indeed other jumpers out there, but again we never see them.

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  • But Ignatieff himself isn't quite so clear as Martin surmises.

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  • Indeed, so wholly natural and just-the-thing-to-be-expected does it now seem that her brother should fall in love with Barbara, that she grows ever more amazed that she did not think of it before it happened; and, when she recalls her surmises and little sisterly schemes concerning him and Lucile Sherman, she wonders at her own stupidity.

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  • And according to the surmises, that is what he did.

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  • Mr. Yau, citing the Asian-themed titles of Ms. Frankenthaler's works, surmises — with little or no substantiation — that she is steeped in "Asian art and philosophy" and has had "a long engagement with Asian art."

    Going From the Abstract to the Sort-Of Concrete

  • A river mage is called upon to investigate the water ghosts seen in London and surmises that the Queen's rival, the fairy of the under-hill, is mounting an attack.

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  • Sammy Finkelman surmises that Justice Stevens may have decided to retire this year rather than next year because he foresaw that the Democrats could lose control of the Senate and Obama would not a free hand in naming a Supreme Court justice.

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  • As to why St. James the Greater was the particular "specimen Mass" to be found in this particular Missale, King surmises that "It is possible that ... by the time of Cardinal Cisneros the old liturgy was celebrated, hardly more often than on this one day of the year" (p. 566) though clearly this is speculative.

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  • Nevertheless, Liasson surmises, everyone is really going to have to work together on fixing unemployment, instead of focusing on "tiny, trivial things."

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  • Nevertheless, Liasson surmises, everyone is really going to have to work together on fixing unemployment, instead of focusing on "tiny, trivial things."

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

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