I guess not

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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.
See also: guess, not
References in classic literature ?
But in the case of affirmation and negation, whether the subject exists or not, one is always false and the other true.
For they are clearly not in greater darkness or negation than not-being, or more full of light and existence than being.
And not only does a Russian 'become an Atheist,' but he actually BELIEVES IN Atheism, just as though he had found a new faith, not perceiving that he has pinned his faith to a negation.
In all ordinary matters of sentiment I am simply a negation.
Or a benefactor's veto might impose such a negation on a man's life that the consequent blank might be more cruel than the benefaction was generous.
He would never have been easy to call his action anything else than duty; but in this case, contending motives thrust him back into negations.
And by those negations, considered along with the affirmative fact of his prodigious bulk and power, you can best form to yourself the truest, though not the most exhilarating conception of what the most exalted potency is.
All the vital rights of minorities and of individuals are so plainly assured to them by affirmations and negations, guaranties and prohibitions, in the Constitution, that controversies never arise concerning them.
In a revision of his 2015 doctoral dissertation at Uppsala University, Sh|rs presents a synchronic, diachronic, and comparative investigation of the expression of standard negation in Semitic languages.
This is because "something exists" (where this means, as mentioned earlier, "something that is otherwise unspecified exists") is itself an existential statement, and its negation, "no thing exists," is, on the dictum, without self-contradiction.
The answer sets of a logic program are sets of atomic formulas without variables ("ground atoms"), and they were introduced in the course of research on the semantics of negation in Prolog.
For example, in example (6), although the speaker asserts some parents' ability to pay for a cellular phone application, the statement conceals a negation in the background.
This essay examines the concept of shelilat hagalut (negation of exile/Diaspora) and argues that in many ways, the political and structural changes entailed in the granting of citizenship to Jews in modern Western nation-states can be viewed as already constituting a negation of galut well before the emergence of Zionism.
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When discussing negation linguists are often trapped or misled by an illusion, as if negation and prohibition were distinct linguistic operations by virtue of applying only negative and prohibitive particles.