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I dare say

(slightly formal)
I am quite certain Oh, I dare say Caroline and I will find some way to fill the time while you go off shopping.
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I dare say

1. I venture to assert or affirm, as in I dare say my point of view will be heard. [c. 1300]
2. Also, I daresay. I presume or assume to be likely, as in I daresay you'll be invited. This usage is more common in Britain than in America. [Mid-1700s]
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It looked more like a whale when lit up than anything else, and earned a sobriquet I daresay has never been given to another holiday decoration anytime, anywhere.
But if Catholic priests are slaughtered--he disbelieves it (and I daresay really thinks they asked for it).
I daresay the amber monstrosity cost him the best part of a monkey, in which case it was the most compelling piece of evidence yet that footballers are paid far too much.
The author's modesty notwithstanding, King's work has proved tremendously popular--and I daresay, deservedly so--with readers of all ages.
I don't mind anybody having a good time and I daresay I was a less than sober student myself.
I daresay that if ProMags and SeaPatches had been available, the vast majority of those leaks could have been quickly and economically plugged, with minimum loss of oil or petrochemicals and maximum benefit to the countryside, the oceans, rivers and shore life, not to mention the people living there or nearby.
I daresay if they could then the giants of the tobacco industry would have installed them years ago to help them maintain their huge profits.
I daresay that none of those working in the World Trade Center were on food stamps, as are the families of many of our military personnel.