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 ?
All this is very uncomfortable, and I daresay it will be worse at Hyeres.
I daresay you know the Bedes; Seth Bede, by the by, is a Methodist.
ud be well for you to take a little bottle o' rum for th' old woman, for I daresay she's got never a drop o' nothing to comfort her inside.
Not as you'd care much, I daresay, if you did hear; for you're too feather-headed to mind if everybody was dead, so as you could stay upstairs a-dressing yourself for two hours by the clock.
I daresay we sighed, but never were collaborators more prepared for rejection, and though my mother might look wistfully at the scorned manuscript at times and murmur,
They are very particular about whom they elect, and I daresay I shall not get in.
I daresay you are intelligent enough for your work.
I daresay you have the social revolutionary jargon by heart well enough," he said contemptuously.
You can bring your little boy with you, you know - I daresay we shall be able to amuse him; - and then you can make your own apologies to the Millwards and Wilsons - they will all be here, I expect.
I have not seen Bly since the day I left it, and I daresay that to my older and more informed eyes it would now appear sufficiently contracted.
Maybe it will begin to revenge itself, too, but, as it were, piecemeal, in trivial ways, from behind the stove, incognito, without believing either in its own right to vengeance, or in the success of its revenge, knowing that from all its efforts at revenge it will suffer a hundred times more than he on whom it revenges itself, while he, I daresay, will not even scratch himself.
Ben Worthington, defending, told Swindon magistrates: "He grew up in Italy and I daresay that's rubbed off on him a bit.
If I don't, then I daresay Melbourne wouldn't want me to stay
I daresay that had the Government chosen to consult with the recognised peak body representing the bulk of Canberras community clubs, this outcome could have been achieved a lot sooner with far less excruciation.
I daresay there will be some work going into improving his physique over the next couple of years.