conjecture (n.) Old form(s): coniecture, coniectures
suspicion, misgiving, evil doubt
2H4 induction.16[Rumour alone] Rumour is a pipe / Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures
Ham IV.v.15[Horatio to Gertrude, of Ophelia] she may strew / Dangerous conjectures in ill-breeding minds
MA IV.i.104[Claudio to Hero] on my eyelids shall conjecture hang
WT II.i.176[Leontes to Antigonus, of Hermione and Polixenes] their familiarity - / Which was as gross as ever touched conjecture / That lacked sight only
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