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  • adv. In a conjectural manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a conjectural manner; by way of conjecture.
  • n. That which depends upon guess; guesswork.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a conjectural manner; by conjecture; by guess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a manner involving or inclined to conjecture and supposition


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conjectural +‎ -ly


  • Shelley_, high-soaring and incomparable, an unlucky emendation of a line in 'The Skylark -- the insertion of a superfluous word conjecturally -- by an editor whose work he commends on the whole, provokes him to sheer exasperation:

    Studies in Literature and History

  • On the other hand, if our analysis of generational gains and losses is accurate and more conjecturally if these trends continue unabated into the future, the personal basis for that comity will be weaker a generation from now, since increasing numbers of Americans will never have experienced religion firsthand, even as children.

    American Grace

  • The danger in writing conjecturally is that it involves knowledge in a broad range of areas and not necessarily the author's relative knowledge or specific area of expertise.

    After America - Book Review

  • Of course if that was the case then what of those that lead moral lives but follow a conjecturally false God?

    God and Moral Societies

  • We use braces ({}) to indicate editorial insertions that fill gaps which result from damage to the manuscript, and braces enclosing three dots ({...}) to signify lacunae which we were unable to supply conjecturally.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • Now, speaking conjecturally, we think thou mightst find in that camp some cavalier who, for the love of truth and his own augmentation of honour, will do battle with this same traitor of

    The Talisman

  • KK: Joe, the distinction you draw between a recovery mission that attempts to conjecturally restore a lost copperplate image and an archival project that strives to represent a finished impression as accurately as technology permits is one that has divided Blake editors and facsimilists into competing camps for well over a hundred years.


  • His will whose will is power. here conjecturally, Rossetti, 1870.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • This grammatically incoherent passage is thus conjecturally emended by Rossetti: —

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • _61-_67 Rossetti places these lines conjecturally between lines 51 and

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley


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