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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.
See also: guess

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.
See also: guess, not

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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Likewise Corbyn, even vaguer on detail, is only good at cluster bombing for votes, getting nurses and resident EU immigrants on board for starters.
Visa also indicated it would halt issuing charge-backs on transactions below $25, while Mastercard made a vaguer promise to reduce charge-backs.
One of the things that is attractive about the X-Men universe is there is all these alternate timelines and these alternate universes, and so it does have this vaguer quality," Loeb added.
A spokesman for Coventry School Foundation said they had been looking at their sixth form dress code for a while to ensure our standards are maintained He added: "Both King Henry VIII and Bablake Schools have either consulted or are in the process of consulting with parents, pupils, staff and governors about the possibility of introducing a selection of standardised suits for both boys and girls rather than the current vaguer interpretation of smart business wear.
There's torque vectoring to help with the handling and "Direct Steering" to sharpen things up at the helm (though it's still vaguer than we would like).
The third portion--on post-treatment challenges, including recurrence, late treatment options, hospice, and financial drain--is shorter and vaguer.
51, after Bank of England governor Mark Carney told the Treasury Select Committee he did not know when interest rates will start to rise, which is vaguer than he has been in recent weeks.
Rich nations led by the United States and the European Union want to make vaguer pledges beyond 2020 and for Paris to include new donors such as China -- now outside of the $100 billion plan -- which last month pledged $3 billion for developing countries.
On the other hand, the Fed could drop ''considerable time'' but substitute vaguer language suggesting it might wait longer to raise rates than many expect.
Caroline and I have vaguer courses ahead, and honestly I'm looking forward to some time to drift along, freely.
So they replace the numbers with vaguer words and tell us it could rain or there might be some showers.
Farther left of Sirius are two other cluster gems: bright, star-spangled M47 and dimmer, vaguer M46 next to it.
As we speed towards conflict-ridden elections, the internal climate is now of a battle -- an asymmetrical one -- between cultures and values, instrumentalized by a politician whose words after the two last elections from the balcony, reassuring crowds that he would be the prime minister of the entire nation, echo vaguer and vaguer.
Tonight he's highlighting the difference between the specifically targeted research of the kind carried out by pharmaceutical companies trying to produce a new drug, and the vaguer "blue skies research", which is the name given to scientific exploration purely for the sake of it.
Tonight he's highlighting the difference between the specificially targeted research of the kind carried out by pharmaceutical companies trying to produce a new drug and the vaguer "blue skies research" which is the name given to scientific exploration purely for the sake of it.