Surmise

Definition of Surmise

Sur`mise´
n.1.A thought, imagination, or conjecture, which is based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess; as, the surmisses of jealousy or of envy.
[We] double honor gain
From his surmise proved false.
- Milton.
2.Reflection; thought.
v. t.1.To imagine without certain knowledge; to infer on slight grounds; to suppose, conjecture, or suspect; to guess.
[imp. & p. p. Surmised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Surmising.]
It wafted nearer yet, and then she knew
That what before she but surmised, was true.
- Dryden.
This change was not wrought by altering the form or position of the earth, as was surmised by a very learned man, but by dissolving it.
- Woodward.

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