I thought as much

I thought as much
• I expected as much
• I thought as much
• I guessed as much
that's what I expected (thought, guessed, etc.)

"Well, what's it all about?" - "Chiefly about that money." - "Oh - hell - I thought as much." (J. Priestley)

Also, I know that Madge wanted to get married. She hinted as much to me more than once. (I. Murdoch)

"I was not averse to it (dancing) myself when I was a young man," said Dr. Macphail. - "I guessed as much when I heard you ask Mrs. Macphail to have a turn with you last night." (W. S. Maugham)

His unfaithfulness was now complete. He had written to Nan hinting as much -- but he had not dared to speak clearly to her. (I. Murdoch)


Idioms and examples. 2014.

См. также в других словарях:

  • I thought as much — spoken phrase used for saying that you are not surprised that something is true ‘Dave and Susan have split up.’ ‘I thought as much.’ Thesaurus: ways of saying that you are not surprisedsynonym Main entry: think * * * I ˈthought as much …   Useful english dictionary

  • I thought as much! — something that you say when you discover that something you thought was true is really true. So they are having an affair? I thought as much! …   New idioms dictionary

  • I thought as much — spoken used for saying that you are not surprised that something is true Dave and Susan have split up. I thought as much …   English dictionary

  • Much — Much, n. 1. A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I. [1913 Webster] He that gathered much had nothing over. Ex. xvi. 18. [1913 Webster] Note: Muchin this sense can be regarded as an adjective… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • much — [[t]mʌ̱tʃ[/t]] ♦ 1) ADV GRADED: ADV after v You use much to indicate the great intensity, extent, or degree of something such as an action, feeling, or change. Much is usually used with so , too , and very , and in negative clauses with this… …   English dictionary

  • thought — thought1 [ θɔt ] noun *** ▸ 1 idea etc. entering mind ▸ 2 mental effort ▸ 3 idea/opinion ▸ 4 plan/wish to do something ▸ 5 care/worry ▸ 6 system of ideas ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a word, idea, or image that comes into your mind: a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • much — much1 W1S1 [mʌtʃ] adv 1.) by a great amount much better/greater/easier etc ▪ Henry s room is much bigger than mine. ▪ These shoes are much more comfortable. ▪ I m feeling very much better, thank you. much too big/old etc ▪ He was driving much too …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • much — adj., n., & adv. adj. 1 existing or occurring in a great quantity (much trouble; not much rain; too much noise). 2 (prec. by as, how, that, etc.) with relative rather than distinctive sense (I don t know how much money you want). n. 1 a great… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thought suppression — Thought suppression, the process of deliberately trying to stop thinking about certain thoughts (Wegner, 1989), is associated with obsessive compulsive disorder, in which a sufferer will repeatedly (usually unsuccessfully) attempt to prevent or… …   Wikipedia

  • much — [ mʌtʃ ] (comparative more [ mɔr ] ; superlative most [ moust ] ) function word, quantifier *** Much can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by an uncountable noun): There isn t much time left. How much money do you have? as… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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