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Guess (verb active 2)

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To Guess. v.a. To hit upon by accident; to determine rightly of any thing without certain direction of the judgment.

If Xerxes was able to call every common soldier by his name in his army, it may be guessed he got not this wonderful ability by learning his lessons by heart. Locke.

Sources: Locke, John (269)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Guess (verb active 2)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 8, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6705.


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