I dare say

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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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References in classic literature ?
I daresay they wouldn't give you much for them; still, you could make a bargain.
I daresay, because the other night I almost told you how I wish you would help me to make them good.
But I daresay that when she gets there she will he glad enough to keep quiet, as they say that the heat is intense.
But I daresay in the set she's lived in they do--they never do anything else.
That is all, I think, and I daresay you will say quite enough too.
I daresay his papers, if he has left any, include some satires that may be published without too destructive results fifty years hence.
I daresay there are,' my mother would say with conviction, 'but if you try that plan you will never need to try another.
You see, though still a tiny child, it was really years and years since he had seen his mother, and I daresay the baby who had supplanted him was now a man with whiskers.
And as for all the wisdom and goodness you have been trying to instil into me--that is all very right and proper, I daresay, and if I were some twenty years older, I might fructify by it: but people must enjoy themselves when they are young; and if others won't let them--why, they must hate them for it
First, he may find his way to England and upset the applecart; secondly, I've only the shreds of a conscience, but I can't leave a man whom I'm robbing of a fortune in a state of semi-slavery, as I daresay he is, and the third reason is perhaps the strongest of all; but I'm not going to tell it you.
I daresay when you were my age, you would have felt as I feel.
I daresay that I might find some owner who would give me a chance as second or third officer.
I daresay Smith had a rough time of it that evening with one noise and another, and this insane, disturbing voice crying obstinately through the door only added to his irritation.
Markham's eyes,' said Eliza; 'he hates cats, I daresay, as cordially as he does old maids - like all other gentlemen.
I daresay you could have been legally a Marshal of France and a Member of Parliament in England - and then, indeed, you would have been of some use to our Embassy.