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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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make a statement

Create a certain impression; communicate an idea or mood without using words. For example, The furnishings here make a statement about the company. [Mid-1900s]
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That it was difficult to believe my statement I well knew, nor could I hope that she would do so however much I craved her confidence and respect.
It is disgusting enough," said the doctor, "that's a fact; and so much so, indeed, that nobody believed the narratives of the earliest travellers in Africa who brought back word that many tribes on that continent subsisted upon raw meat, and people generally refused to credit the statement.
Several times the ape-man approached the subject from different angles, but never was he successful in surprising the wily cannibal into a direct contradiction of his original statement that there had been no women or children with the party.
It is the great beauty of the Law that it can dispute any human statement, made under any circumstances, and reduced to any form.
If my plain statement of facts had only been addressed to Mr.
But there are certain points to which that statement does not refer.
But I am quite at a loss to understand what useful influence his presence could have exercised in relation to the effect of Sir Percival's statement on your mind or mine.
Although the statement thus presented implied a weakness in Mrs.
In addition to factors previously disclosed in Ardent's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and those identified elsewhere in this press release, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance: general economic and business conditions in the U.
Few issues involving financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) have been more elusive and difficult for preparers to address and resolve--or of greater importance--than that of materiality.
472(c) or (e)(2) by providing monthly income statements to its franchisor's credit subsidiary.
In the President's Page (January/ February 2006), Colleen Cunningham asserted that general-purpose financial statements are trying to do too much.
An option's tax attributes determine whether a deductible temporary difference arises when the company recognizes the option-related compensation expense on its financial statements.
Total assets shown on Schedule L, line 15, column (d), must equal the corporation's total assets (or, for a consolidated group, all members' total assets) as of the last day of the tax year, and be the same total assets reported by the corporation (or by each member) in its financial statements.
According to the FASB, Statement 123(R) will provide investors and other users of financial statements with more complete and neutral financial information by requiring that the compensation cost relating to share-based payment transactions be recognized in financial statements.
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