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  • adjective Not surmised.


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un- +‎ surmised


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  • So much more effectual for harm are dangers unsurmised; and chance sometimes makes the less alarming evil worse than that which threatens.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX Grammaticus Saxo

  • Sometimes the first impression would yield only a paragraph or a sentence, and once or twice but a splendid and sonorous word, which seemed to Lucian all dim and rich with unsurmised adventure.

    The Hill of Dreams Arthur Machen 1905

  • And they have aroused in his soul exactly what he rejoices in having aroused there, and which but for them might have remained for ever unsurmised.

    The Heart of Nature or, The Quest for Natural Beauty Francis Edward Younghusband 1902

  • It does not always follow that the course the father prescribes is the best one in the end, for sometimes a boy develops in unsurmised directions; and this was the case with Amerigo Vespucci.

    Amerigo Vespucci Frederick Albion Ober 1881

  • Or sometimes there would be something much more modern, of an alert middle-age or wary youth; in every case the lodging-keeper was skilled far beyond the lodging-seeker in the coils of bargaining, and of holding in the background unsurmised charges for electric lights, for candles, for washing, for baths, for boots, and for what-know-I, after the most explicit declaration that the first demand included everything.

    London Films William Dean Howells 1878

  • So that three horns rang out on that afternoon without awakening more than a passing wonder "who it might be;" and when an unusual commotion was heard in the guard-room, the cause remained unsurmised.

    The White Rose of Langley A Story of the Olden Time Emily Sarah Holt 1864

  • And, though he declined to give his reasons for declining, yet by those who best knew him the cause was not wholly unsurmised.

    The Confidence-Man 1857

  • When I consider that, ever since the revival of learning, these classics have been the favorites of successive generations of students and studious men, I tremble to think of that mass of unsuspected heresy on every vital topic which for centuries must have simmered unsurmised in the heart of Christendom.

    The Confidence-Man 1857

  • Now, the utterly unsurmised appearance of Bartleby tenanting my law chambers of a Sunday morning, with his cadaverously gentlemanly nonchalance, yet withal firm and self-possessed, had such a strange effect upon me that incontinently I slunk away from my own door and did as desired.

    Bartleby 1856

  • And, though he declined to give his reasons for declining, yet by those who best knew him the cause was not wholly unsurmised.

    The Confidence-Man Herman Melville 1855


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