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Sample sentences for the GRE study word surmise

surmise can be used as a verb
surmise can be used as a noun

1.No despicable gift surmise not the. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.From his surmise prov'd false, finde peace within. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
3.It was evident then that my surmise had been correct. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
4.I've told you all I know myself now, for the rest is mere surmise and conjecture. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
5.We have now passed into the Bistritza, and if we are wrong in our surmise our chance is gone. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
6.It were perhaps vain to surmise exactly why it was, that as respecting Starbuck, Ahab thus acted. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.Lorry was already out when he got back, and it was easy to surmise where the good old man was gone. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
8.Secondly.--We must see, as well as we can surmise it from the facts we know of, what he has done here. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
9.What imagination would have been irreverent enough to surmise that the same scorching stigma was on them bot. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
10.But you cannot prove either of these surmises to be correct. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
11.Bauerstein's manner had started a flock of wild surmises in my mind. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
12.Harriet had not surmised her own danger, but the idea of it struck her forcibly. - from Emma by Jane Austen
13.It is to be surmised that they are bills, as Algernon, after looking at the envelopes, tears them up. - from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
14.My mind had been too much excited by all that had occurred, and the strangest fancies and surmises crowded into it. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
15.All that Marius had caught a glimpse of and had surmised was real. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
16.Ere long, I heard the click of the latch, and Catherine flew up-stairs, breathless and wild too excited to show gladness indeed, by her face, you would rather have surmised an awful calamity. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
17.And now as she made surmises as to who people were, what were their relations to one another, and what they were like, Kitty endowed them with the most marvelous and noble characters, and found confirmation of her idea in her observations. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
18.They attacked him in various ways--with barefaced questions, ingenious suppositions, and distant surmises but he eluded the skill of them all, and they were at last obliged to accept the second-hand intelligence of their neighbour, Lady Lucas. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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