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Surmise, 1) reflection, thought: “that praise which Collatine doth owe enchanted Tarquin answers with s., in silent wonder of still-gazing eyes,” Lucr. 83 (by thinking to himself, how much Collatine's praise had come short of Lucrece's beauty). “being from the feeling of her own grief brought by deep s. of others' detriment,” Lucr. 83
2) speculation, imagination, conjecture: “in a theme so bloody-faced as this conjecture, expectation, and s. of aids incertain should not be admitted,” H4B I, 3, 23. “function is smothered in s.” Mcb. I, 3, 141.
3) suspicion: “book both my wilfulness and errors down and on just proof s. accumulate,” Sonn. 117, 10. “if I shall be condemned upon --s,” Wint. III, 2, 113. rumour is a pipe blown by --s, jealousies, conjectures, H4B Ind. Wint. III, 2, 113 “if any here, by false intelligence or wrong s., hold me a foe,” R3 II, 1, 54. “to behold the thing whereat it trembles by s.” Tit. II, 3, 219. “such exsufflicate and blown --s,” Oth. III, 3, 182. “I speak not out of weak --s,” Cymb. III, 4, 24.
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