## EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INFERENCE

I knew not what the inference would be, if I said they were not.

The known facts, too, all corroborate this inference: let us consider them a little.

The inference is that he was imported from abroad for the purpose of committing this outrage.

But she guessed very well what inference was drawn from her application.

You say that the one proposition is an inference from the other.

The detective heard the sound, slight as it was, and drew his inference from it.

That, however, is the inference from the request you have made to me.

Whether the mate's inference that he had been engaged in the war is true or not I cannot say.

You would be afraid to draw such an inference, would you not?

No other inference can be drawn from the previous statements.

## MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INFERENCE

### conjecture

nounspeculation, assumption### construction

nounexplanation### deduction

nounconclusion, understanding### guess

nounbelief, speculation- assumption
- ballpark figure
- conclusion
- conjecture
- deduction
- divination
- estimate
- fancy
- feeling
- guesstimate
- guesswork
- hunch
- hypothesis
- induction
- inference
- judgment
- notion
- opinion
- postulate
- postulation
- prediction
- presumption
- presupposition
- reckoning
- shot
- shot in the dark
- sneaking suspicion
- stab
- supposal
- supposition
- surmisal
- surmise
- suspicion
- theory
- thesis
- view

### guesses

nounbelief, speculation- assumption
- ballpark figure
- conclusion
- conjecture
- deduction
- divination
- estimate
- fancy
- feeling
- guesstimate
- guesswork
- hunch
- hypothesis
- induction
- inference
- judgment
- notion
- opinion
- postulate
- postulation
- prediction
- presumption
- presupposition
- reckoning
- shot
- shot in the dark
- sneaking suspicion
- stab
- supposal
- supposition
- surmisal
- surmise
- suspicion
- theory
- thesis
- view

### guessing

nounguesswork### guesswork

nounguess### hint

nounindication; suggestion- adumbration
- advice
- allusion
- announcement
- clue
- communication
- connotation
- denotation
- evidence
- flea in ear
- glimmering
- help
- idea
- implication
- impression
- inference
- information
- inkling
- innuendo
- insinuation
- intimation
- iota
- lead
- mention
- notice
- notion
- observation
- omen
- pointer
- reference
- reminder
- scent
- sign
- signification
- smattering
- suspicion
- symptom
- taste
- telltale
- tinge
- tip
- tip-off
- token
- trace
- warning
- whiff
- whisper
- wink
- word to wise
- wrinkle

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