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I guess

 and I expect; I suppose; I suspect 
1. a phrase that introduces a supposition. (Frequently, in speech, suppose is reduced to 'spose, and expect and suspect are reduced to 'spect. The apostrophe is not always shown.) Bob: I guess it's going to rain. Bill: Oh, I don't know. Maybe so, maybe not. Alice: I expect you'll be wanting to leave pretty soon. John: Why? It's early yet.
2. a vague way of answering 'yes'. John: You want some more coffee? Jane: I 'spose. Alice: Ready to go? John: I spect.
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I guess not.

 and (I) don't think so.; I expect not.; I suppose not.; I suspect not.; I think not.
a vague statement of negation. (More polite or gentle than simply saying no. Frequently, in speech, suppose is reduced to 'spose, and expect and suspect are reduced to 'spect. The apostrophe is not always shown.) Bill: It's almost too late to go to the movie. Shall we try anyway? Mary: I guess not. Tom: Will it rain? Mary: I 'spect not.
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I guess (so).

 and I believe so.; I expect (so).; I suppose (so).; I suspect (so).; I think so.
a vague expression of assent. (Frequently, in speech, suppose is reduced to 'spose, and expect and suspect are reduced to 'spect. The apostrophe is not always shown.) Tom: Will it rain today? Bob: I suppose so. Sue: Happy? Bill: I 'spect. Sue: You don't sound happy. Bill: I guess not.
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References in classic literature ?
Hilbery resumed, glancing at the figures, which distressed her vaguely, and had some connection in her mind with the household accounts, "otherwise, as you say--" She cast a lightning glance into the depths of disillusionment which were, perhaps, not altogether unknown to her.
she vaguely indicated the ceiling with a gesture of her hand.
She leaned back in her chair at the head of the tea-table, perfectly silent, looking vaguely past them all, receiving the most generalized ideas of human heads against pictures, against yellow-tinted walls, against curtains of deep crimson velvet.
He was beginning to see, though vaguely, the sharp conflict between woman and career, between a man's work in the world and woman's need of the man.
Miss Polly, in the sitting room, felt vaguely disturbed;--but then, of course she HAD been glad--over some things!
LOOKING back on the 70-plus Arcs I have attended - unfortunately I'm not well enough to go this year - the most memorable has to be the 1968 victory of Vaguely Noble as Be Friendly carried my colours to land the Prix de l'Abbaye the same day, and I had also tipped Major Rose to win the Cesarewitch and backed them all in a treble.
Matthew took a Unity 2010 performance, The Family Pod, to Seville in 2011 and is a member of Hijinx's inclusive rock band Vaguely Artistic that performs at the festival each year.
irregular vaguely neurotic rim shots of the stick clicking horizontally
CBS' new relationship sitcom ``Rules of Engagement'' manages the unthinkable: It makes Fox's similarly themed ``'Til Death'' seem somewhat thoughtful, and it proposes that the humor of the network's own Charlie Sheen comedy ``Two and a Half Men'' is vaguely progressive.
Let me measure you," she said, sidling up to me in a vaguely threatening manner.
Though Kendall vaguely remembers Aunt Janet, she longs to get reacquainted.
Restrained in comparison to previous scenarios, both Champion--featuring a classically draped hero toting a lifelike Goliath-size decapitated head--and Homo habilis, with its off-kilter natural history diorama vibe, nevertheless seem vaguely hokey exceptions to White's new lower-key rule.
The Tale: Npinpee Nckutchie and the Tail of the Golden Dek--with its mysterious, vaguely folkloric moniker--is unmistakably the handiwork of Reggie Wilson.
Quotidian details are completely lacking, rendering Callie's character only vaguely discernible.
I tend to vaguely suggest Tomato Interactive co-founder.