surmised

[ verb ser-mahyz; noun ser-mahyz, sur-mahyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF surmised
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SURMISED

She surmised shrewdly that on the Street their interests were wide apart.

After all, Christine had known this, or surmised it, for weeks.

"No more will we make camp when the sun is only a few hours high," he surmised.

"This is as clost as we'll ever git," surmised another voice.

While Granger had been looking, Spurling also had seen and had surmised.

He surmised that Mr. Atkins might probably explain the disappearance.

I decided at once, whatever might have happened, it was not what I surmised.

Brown thought and guessed and surmised, but guesses and surmises were fruitless.

The second letter was, as he had surmised, from Mrs. Fosdick.

That was my reason, as you may have surmised, for writing to you.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "to charge, allege," from Old French surmis, past participle of surmettre "to accuse," from sur- "upon" (see sur-) + mettre "put," from Latin mittere "to send" (see mission). Meaning "to infer conjecturally" is recorded from 1700. Related: Surmised; surmising.

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