suspect

[ verb suh-spekt; noun suhs-pekt; adjective suhs-pekt, suh-spekt ]SEE DEFINITION OF suspect
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I suspect that she was the means of influencing so large a purchase.

"I suspect that I have been deceived," said Mr. Morgan, gravely.

I suspect man has more to do with the unmaking than the making of either.

He began to suspect that he was being cheated into listening to a Bible story.

Like Hamlet, too, this Richard is quick to suspect even his friends' loyalty.

There was no surer way to make her suspect it than by bringing Sidney home.

I suspect that she dared not lift her head for fear I might see the laughter in her eyes.

He had feared to meet her—something in his presence might cause her to suspect that something was wrong.

I began to suspect that it was you who made everything so interesting.

I must tell you, then, that you have still more cause for jealousy than you suspect.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French suspect "suspicious," from Latin suspectus "suspected, suspicious," past participle of suspicere "look up at, mistrust, suspect," from sub "up to" + specere "to look at" (see scope (n.1)). The notion is of "look at secretly," hence, "look at distrustfully." The verb is attested from late 15c.; the noun meaning "a suspected person" is first recorded 1590s. Related: Suspected; suspecting.

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