I guessed as much

I guessed as much
• I expected as much
• I thought as much
• I guessed as much
that's what I expected (thought, guessed, etc.)

"Well, what's it all about?" - "Chiefly about that money." - "Oh - hell - I thought as much." (J. Priestley)

Also, I know that Madge wanted to get married. She hinted as much to me more than once. (I. Murdoch)

"I was not averse to it (dancing) myself when I was a young man," said Dr. Macphail. - "I guessed as much when I heard you ask Mrs. Macphail to have a turn with you last night." (W. S. Maugham)

His unfaithfulness was now complete. He had written to Nan hinting as much -- but he had not dared to speak clearly to her. (I. Murdoch)


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  • I expected as much — • I expected as much • I thought as much • I guessed as much (from Idioms in Speech) that s what I expected (thought, guessed, etc.) Well, what s it all about? Chiefly about that money. Oh hell I thought as much. (J. Priestley) Also, I know that… …   Idioms and examples

  • I thought as much — • I expected as much • I thought as much • I guessed as much (from Idioms in Speech) that s what I expected (thought, guessed, etc.) Well, what s it all about? Chiefly about that money. Oh hell I thought as much. (J. Priestley) Also, I know that… …   Idioms and examples

  • say as much — say/admit/think/guess/as much phrase to say or think the same thing that has just been stated The city’s crime problem has not been solved, and indeed the chief constable has admitted as much himself. ‘I think your wife’s in love with someone… …   Useful english dictionary

  • admit as much — say/admit/think/guess/as much phrase to say or think the same thing that has just been stated The city’s crime problem has not been solved, and indeed the chief constable has admitted as much himself. ‘I think your wife’s in love with someone… …   Useful english dictionary

  • think as much — say/admit/think/guess/as much phrase to say or think the same thing that has just been stated The city’s crime problem has not been solved, and indeed the chief constable has admitted as much himself. ‘I think your wife’s in love with someone… …   Useful english dictionary

  • guess as much — say/admit/think/guess/as much phrase to say or think the same thing that has just been stated The city’s crime problem has not been solved, and indeed the chief constable has admitted as much himself. ‘I think your wife’s in love with someone… …   Useful english dictionary

  • guess — 1 /ges/ verb 1 WITHOUT BEING SURE (I, T) to try to answer a question or make a judgment about something without having all the necessary facts, so that you are not sure whether you are correct: I d say he s around 50, but I m only guessing. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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