CONJECTURE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONJECTURE
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conjecture
 v.  guess, based on the appearance of a situation and not on proof
Classic Sentence: (87 in 6 pages)
1  She averred they were a mystery to herself, and that what she knew was chiefly from conjecture.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
2  No one saw her: they only knew by rumour that such a person was at the Hall; and who or what she was it was difficult to conjecture.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
3  Your conjecture is totally wrong, I assure you.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 6
4  But how little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue, she could easily conjecture.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 50
5  He meant to resign his commission immediately; and as to his future situation, he could conjecture very little about it.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
6  It was a painful, but not an improbable, conjecture.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
7  What her last illness was, I am not certain: I conjecture, they died of the same thing, a kind of fever, slow at its commencement, but incurable, and rapidly consuming life towards the close.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
8  Linton will conjecture how it is, and trouble himself no further about you.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
9  I had always a strong impulse that I should some time recover my liberty, though it was impossible to conjecture by what means, or to form any project with the least hope of succeeding.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VIII.
10  I happened rightly to conjecture, that these were sent for orders to some person in authority upon this occasion.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER I.
11  The king, as far as I could conjecture, asked me several questions, and I addressed myself to him in all the languages I had.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
12  I've told you all I know myself now, for the rest is mere surmise and conjecture.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
13  His quiet self-confident manner convinced me that he had already formed a theory which explained all the facts, though what it was I could not for an instant conjecture.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
14  There was the dead dog, however, to prove that his conjecture had been correct.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
15  Upon my word," said she, "I should not have supposed that my opinion of any one could have admitted of such difference of conjecture, steady and matter of fact as I may call myself.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 14
Example Sentence:
1  Whether the business will survive another ten years is pure conjecture.
2  We could not conjecture the fact from what he said.
3  There's been a lot of conjecture in the papers recently about the royal marriage.
4  I can now conjecture readily that this streak of light was, in all likelihood, a gleam from a lantern carried by someone across the lawn.
5  She conjectured the existence of a completely new species.