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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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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.
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I daresay he took advantage of the fact the roofers are in his big hoose in Edinburgh to have a wee break Down Under.