After all, the innermost sexual longings of presidents, both living and dead, have long been the stuff of rumor and conjecture.
And it is conjecture, based on the sketchy bits of evidence we possess.
It is not a conjecture, and so many of these groups it is basically donor capture.
Mr. Rove, you make these claims purely as conjecture without any facts, fanned by the emotions of your partisanship.
Your theory,” she wrote, “is based on conjecture, which at times approaches pure flights of fantasy.
Why master was so careful of her, may be safely left to conjecture.
She discovered that Emma's conjecture had been only too correct.
Yet it is not difficult to conjecture the reason for his change of plan.
The next Wednesday again will, I conjecture, be a hated day to us both.
The belief is a conjecture, and we must die to prove or disprove it.
late 14c., "interpretation of signs and omens," from Old French conjecture "surmise, guess," or directly from Latin coniectura "conclusion, interpretation, guess, inference," literally "a casting together (of facts, etc.)," from coniectus, past participle of conicere "to throw together," from com- "together" (see com-) + iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Sense of "forming of opinion without proof" is 1530s.
early 15c., from conjecture (n.). In Middle English also with a parallel conjecte (n.), conjecten (v.). Related: Conjectured; conjecturing.