conjecturing

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The Squire had little trouble in conjecturing, however, that Ben was at the bottom of it.

To what use it will next be put I have no pleasure in conjecturing.

But no needless time was spent in surmises and conjecturing.

We must fall back upon history, and then go to conjecturing.

After I had spent nearly half an hour in this sort of conjecturing.

Many of them smiled; he could hear the curious buzz of conjecturing whispers.

Conjecturing that the panel might be a movable one, I began to search for the spring.

There is always a difficulty in conjecturing the intentions of Gustavus.

We were continually in doubt; now pausing, now conjecturing, now proceeding.

I have just been conjecturing could that be that Gryston which we passed by on our way to Marlowe.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "interpretation of signs and omens," from Old French conjecture "surmise, guess," or directly from Latin coniectura "conclusion, interpretation, guess, inference," literally "a casting together (of facts, etc.)," from coniectus, past participle of conicere "to throw together," from com- "together" (see com-) + iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Sense of "forming of opinion without proof" is 1530s.

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