Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Surmised"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Surmise \Sur*mise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surmised}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Surmising}.]
To imagine without certain knowledge; to infer on slight
grounds; to suppose, conjecture, or suspect; to guess.

It wafted nearer yet, and then she knew That what
before she but surmised, was true. --Dryden.

This change was not wrought by altering the form or
position of the earth, as was surmised by a very
learned man, but by dissolving it. --Woodward.

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