• WordNet 3.6
    • adj surmisable capable of being inferred on slight grounds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Surmisable Capable of being surmised; as, a surmisable result.
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  • Omar Khayyam
    “Living Life Tomorrow's fate, though thou be wise, Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise; Pass, therefore, not today in vain, For it will never come again.”


In literature:

His surmise was that Carmena had sought help from a neighbouring rancher, and the man had proved himself a scoundrel.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
As the weeks slipped into May, many were the surmises as to what had become of the Von Mindens.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
There were screams of delight from all the children, and great surmises as to who could have sent it.
"Odd" by Amy Le Feuvre
It may well be surmised, however, that the politics of his day engrossed a large share of his attention.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
What the report would be, it was not hard to surmise.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
She has surmised; but, like her mistress, something wide away from the reality.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
This surmise is given, however, for what it may be worth.
"Historical Introduction to Studies Among the Sedentary Indians of New Mexico; Report on the Ruins of the Pueblo of Pecos" by Adolphus Bandelier
Oowikapun heard of the surmisings and mutterings of the people about him, and at first was very much annoyed.
"Oowikapun" by Egerton Ryerson Young
The next number, as he surmised, was a square dance.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
I shall not try to form a surmise as to the real nature of the suspense.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad

In poetry:

And o'er her, with a dread surmise
Of evil sight and sound,
The blind bats on their leathern wings
Went wheeling round and round.
"The Witch of Wenham" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Sometimes she has a wild surmise
Of what dear name he used to have,
And what the colour of his eyes,
And was he gay, or was he grave.
"The Vestal" by Katharine Tynan
When poplars take the passing fire
And fling it on the windy skies,
I listen, hushed with lone surmise,
In hope to hear a vanished lyre.
"Estrangement" by Clark Ashton Smith
By night, far yonder, I surmise
An ampler world than clips my ken,
Where the great stars of happier skies
Commingle nobler fates of men.
"The Foot-Path" by James Russell Lowell
And she?-- But it is vain
Her life now to surmise,
Whether of joy or pain,
After this borrowed year.
Memory may bring her sighs,
But will it bring a tear?
"After A Year" by Thomas MacDonagh
The time I loved is dead, cold dead;
For it could die, and shall not rise
As I shall from a grosser bed
To wait and watch with hungered eyes
And many a vain surmise.
"The House In The Wood Beside The Lake" by Thomas MacDonagh

In news:

As you may have surmised from my previous columns, my affection for Darla the dog is matched only by my affection for chocolate milk.
I surmised that she was severely dehydrated.
Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together, surmising from various data points, seems to have a substantial focus on the fraying social safety net for the middle class, or what's left of it.
Using infrared observations, Madhusudhan and colleagues around the world are able to surmise the chemical composition of certain planets outside our own solar system.
The combination of new food and new surroundings can be surmised in one word: Inspiring.
Or so you might surmise from the high-profile placements he's been getting in the press lately.
One can surmise from the letters of Larry Brophy that he never had the responsibility of meeting a payroll.
You've probably heard or read, perhaps even surmised for yourself, that partisanship is on the rise in Washington.
But Hopkins said it was his opinion the government is purchasing huge quantities of food for stockpiles , and Americans will have to surmise why.
Her campaign team surmises that a heavy helping of Facebook ads during the home stretch of the race played an outsize role.
A round mass of stone under his foot may have been intended to be carved as Goliath's head, historians have surmised.
The identity of the other two may be surmised by some, but it is Ralph who is the most well known.
I would have surmised steak, lobster, fish, roast chicken and pasta would be at the top of the culinary list.
Repeated body-wash thefts are about monetizing, not moisturizing, Summit police surmise.
It's easy to surmise from the appearance of a wind indicator on top, that the Shakespeare YHK antenna was optimized for sailboats.

In science:

The spacing distribution had a maximum, but could not be fitted well with the Wigner surmise.
Recent developments in the theory of multimode random lasers
The spacing distribution could be roughly fitted with the Wigner surmise.
Recent developments in the theory of multimode random lasers
For K > 1 (already for K = 2) the histogram has a shape of the Wigner surmise characteristic for a typical eigenvalue repulsion.
Heavy-tailed random matrices
Arguments and numerical work presented in led the authors to surmise that for (centered) unbounded random potentials, the mobility edge, which separates the localization regime from that of continuous spectrum, exists at a location which roughly corresponds to the outer curve in Figure 2.
Resonant delocalization for random Schr\"odinger operators on tree graphs
For the nearest-neighbour distribution P (s), instead of the exact expression one often uses a simple surmise proposed by Wigner.
Integrable random matrix ensembles