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I dare say

I assume, assert, or am quite certain. (Somewhat formal or old fashioned.) I dare say we'll hear from him again before the year is done. These trips are always rather tedious, but I dare say we'll be able to find something to divert our attention.
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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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I dare ˈsay

(spoken) I suppose; it seems probable: I dare say what you say is true, but it’s too late to change our plans now.
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Stephen King has referred to his own fiction as "the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries." The author's modesty notwithstanding, King's work has proved tremendously popular--and I daresay, deservedly so--with readers of all ages.
Nonetheless, I daresay Hague's been walking tall in his Y-fronts around the marital bedroom since the report came out, and has even winked at Ffion once or twice with a smug "we look pretty good together, baby" grin.
MSF (Manufacturing, Science and Finance) companies are, I guess, seeking premises in other EU countries and I daresay the No 1 is Poland because as we all know very well (even if some don't like it) they are exceptionally hard working people.
And I daresay that if Lewis Hamilton wins the F1 title, Andy Murray reaches a grand slam final, a Briton claims a track or field gold in Beijing or a British golfer wins a Major, Pendleton may be thwarted.
I daresay such action would also go a long way towards alleviating the ongoing problem of shortage of prison places.
I daresay he took advantage of the fact the roofers are in his big hoose in Edinburgh to have a wee break Down Under.
I DARESAY there are people who hate surprises, despise originality and always want to know exactly what they're getting for their money before the lights go down.
I daresay their supporters would have claimed exactly the same about bear-baiting, cockfighting and even witch-ducking in their time!
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.
I DARESAY she hates the word with a passion but there's no escaping it - Meg Ryan is cute.
I daresay the programme will pass it all off as light-hearted fun.
You make your own luck in Test cricket and I daresay there will be a load more dodgy calls to savour today.