Remember, before his reelection, when he guessed that in his second term the GOP “fever” might break?
Hit-and-runs, as you might have guessed, are quick and dirty.
I guessed that it might have been a psychic marker of when everything began to go bad.
These stories are resolutely middle-class, the scope much more modest and familiar than one might have guessed.
His golf partner rang at one point, too, wondering, Maynard guessed, if their golf game was still on.
Do you, then, confess that I was not mistaken when I guessed that you were a charming woman?
He knew a little and guessed a lot about its extraordinary ramifications.
What he or Thucydides thought in each case can only be guessed at.
He wondered if they guessed how scared he was; he hoped not.
"They must expect a delegation of their own friends," guessed Marjorie.
c.1300, gessen "to estimate, appraise," originally "take aim," probably from Scandinavian (cf. Middle Danish gitse, getze "to guess," Old Norse geta "guess, get"), possibly influenced by Middle Dutch gessen, Middle Low German gissen "to guess," all from Proto-Germanic *getiskanan "to get" (see get). Sense evolution is from "to get," to "to take aim at," to "to estimate." Meaning "to hit upon the right answer" is from 1540s. U.S. sense of "calculate, recon" is true to the oldest English meaning. Spelling with gu- is late 16c., sometimes attributed to Caxton and his early experience as a printer in Bruges. Related: Guessed; guessing. Guessing game attested from 1650s.
c.1300, from guess (v.). Verbal shrug phrase your guess is as good as mine attested from 1902.