Throughout Giovanni's whole acquaintance with Beatrice, he had occasionally, as we have said, been haunted by dark surmises
as to her character; yet so thoroughly had she made herself felt by him as a simple, natural, most affectionate, and guileless creature, that the image now held up by Professor Baglioni looked as strange and incredible as if it were not in accordance with his own original conception.
The furthest records or surmises
or inferences simply accept it as existing.
And now I come rapidly to the conclusion of this singular narrative, in which I have tried to make the reader share those dark fears and vague surmises
which clouded our lives so long and ended in so tragic a manner.
Guppy, who I feared might have had his vague surmises
when I little understood his meaning, but in whose silence after our last interview I expressed perfect confidence.
Catherine sometimes started at the boldness of her own surmises
, and sometimes hoped or feared that she had gone too far; but they were supported by such appearances as made their dismissal impossible.
She went on, talking somewhat at random, now of the recent past, then of their first meeting and their marriage; but presently I began to form a fairly coherent picture of their lives; and it seemed to me that my surmises
had not been incorrect.
At all events, she had been unable to obtain any definite news from the Epanchin girls--the most she could get out of them being hints and surmises
, and so on.
As soon as he had seen a visitor off he returned to one of those who were still in the drawing room, drew a chair toward him or her, and jauntily spreading out his legs and putting his hands on his knees with the air of a man who enjoys life and knows how to live, he swayed to and fro with dignity, offered surmises
about the weather, or touched on questions of health, sometimes in Russian and sometimes in very bad but self-confident French; then again, like a man weary but unflinching in the fulfillment of duty, he rose to see some visitors off and, stroking his scanty gray hairs over his bald patch, also asked them to dinner.
On the whole his surmises
, in addition to what he knew of the fact, increased his friendliness and tolerance towards Ladislaw, and made him understand the vacillation which kept him at Middlemarch after he had said that he should go away.
I wondered what was the matter, and felt an indefinite dread that something unpleasant was on his mind; and vague surmises
, concerning what it might be, troubled me not a little, and made me grave and silent enough.
Then promise me that with the old man of Torn alone thou wilt come hither when I bidst thee and meet Simon de Montfort, and abide by his decision should my surmises
concerning thee be correct.
The newspapers hazarded countless guesses and surmises
, and Daylight was constantly dogged by a small battalion of reporters.