His mind, however, was busy in conjecturing what the attorney had come about, and how much he knew of his case and his plans.
But no needless time was spent in surmises and conjecturing.
We felt it, but beyond talking to each other about it, and conjecturing its cause, we could do nothing.
To what use it will next be put I have no pleasure in conjecturing.
Are you conjecturing as to the fate of three letters which you have written to me from the Continent?
Many of them smiled; he could hear the curious buzz of conjecturing whispers.
After I had spent nearly half an hour in this sort of conjecturing.
conjecturing that the panel might be a movable one, I began to search for the spring.
You are reduced to saying that He foresees it; but foreseeing is conjecturing.
We were continually in doubt; now pausing, now conjecturing, now proceeding.
late 14c., "interpretation of signs and omens," from Old French conjecture "surmise, guess," or directly from Latin coniectura "conclusion, interpretation, guess, inference," literally "a casting together (of facts, etc.)," from coniectus, past participle of conicere "to throw together," from com- "together" (see com-) + iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Sense of "forming of opinion without proof" is 1530s.
early 15c., from conjecture (n.). In Middle English also with a parallel conjecte (n.), conjecten (v.). Related: Conjectured; conjecturing.