What becomes of the doctrine of happiness being equally divided in this world, as so many comfortable persons love to opine?
A pretty large pile of building, I opine, and a pretty long job!
I opine that it is very disturbing to you, but no enlightened observer is jolly well upset.'
The reason is, I opine, that each doth wait for his neighbour to make a move.
"That I opine to be the most fitting course under the circumstances," said M'Kinlay, bowing.
"I opine that the granddaughter should be got rid of," said the Colonel.
I opine there's not one of us settin' around here that's not a hero—give him the occasion.
I opine that the same judgment might be passed upon a great many?
Thee will stare at my going, but no impropriety in my opine, or I should not have gone.
Not many will be prevented by previous engagements, I opine.
"express an opinion," mid-15c., from Middle French opiner (15c.) and directly from Latin opinari "have an opinion, be of opinion, suppose, conjecture, think, judge," perhaps related to optare "to desire, choose" (see option). Related: Opined; opining.