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Definition of Daresay
1. to venture to say -- DARESAY is the only form of this verb; it is not conjugated [v]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Daresay
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Literary usage of Daresay
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
""Barrington knows him, I daresay. Look here, Finn, my boy, take my advice. Ask him to breakfast, and lut him understand that the house wiU always be open to ..."
2. Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith (1912)
"... his peculiar habits, I daresay; never in the gossip's manner. —Yours faithfully, GEORGE MEREDITH. To Wilfrid Meynell. Box HILL, Feb. 3, 1909. ..."
3. Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith (1912)
"On no other subject have I spoken of this dear fellow but with the affection I felt—sometimes playfully with regard to his peculiar habits, I daresay; ..."
4. Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, H. Tetu, Wilfrid Philip Ward (1889)
"Your father, who had advocated the view opposite to that which the Psalmist seemed to support, replied, ' But what of that 1 David, I daresay, was a great ..."
5. William George Ward and the Oxford Movement by Wilfrid Philip Ward (1889)
"David, I daresay, was a great fool.' My acquaintance with your father at that time was quite recent; and not being in the habit of hearing the writers of ..."
6. Letters of Thomas Carlyle, 1826-1836 by Thomas Carlyle (1889)
"... but her when I am coming; but I daresay you will work the secret out of her by and by.—I am ever your affectionate Son, THOMAS CARLYLE. ..."
7. William George Ward and the Catholic Revival by Wilfrid Philip Ward (1893)
"I daresay these questions of mine display great ignorance ; indeed my ignorance of astronomy is very profound ; the study of plane astronomy was always so ..."