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Noun1.Surmisal - a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidencesurmisal - a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
opinion, view - a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
divination - successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
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The author is honest in admitting the paucity of primary source material; his frequent surmisal of O'Flynn's motivations, emotions and goals means the book is an entertaining narrative.
That came in the immediate aftermath of the 5-1 loss which turned his world upside down at Celtic Park last Saturday and, in particular, with his post-mortem surmisal that there was "no gulf " between the city rivals.
Most of the compilations of data and surmisal concerning the poor of England come to the historian not from the poor themselves but from members of the higher social orders.