I shouldn't wonder

informal
I think it likely.
wonder

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • I shouldn't wonder (if) — I shouldn’t wonder (if) british spoken phrase used for saying that you think something is likely to be true She’ll have got herself another job, I shouldn’t wonder. Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing that something is true or exactsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • I shouldn't wonder — informal, chiefly Brit. I think it likely …   Useful english dictionary

  • wonder — is followed by whether or if, and in more formal writing can take a subjunctive verb in the past: • Hilliard wondered whether Barton were not right after all Susan Hill, 1971 • They had never had a serious conversation, and she wondered if that… …   Modern English usage

  • wonder — I UK [ˈwʌndə(r)] / US [ˈwʌndər] verb Word forms wonder : present tense I/you/we/they wonder he/she/it wonders present participle wondering past tense wondered past participle wondered *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to think about something… …   English dictionary

  • wonder — won|der1 W2S1 [ˈwʌndə US ər] v [I and T] 1.) to think about something that you are not sure about and try to guess what is true, what will happen etc wonder who/what/how etc ▪ I wonder how James is getting on. ▪ What are they going to do now, I… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wonder — 1 verb (I, T) 1 to think about something that you are not sure about and try to guess what is true, what will happen etc: wonder who/what/how etc: I wonder how James is getting on. | What are they going to do now, I wonder? | wonder… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wonder — n. & v. n. 1 an emotion excited by what is unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable, esp. surprise mingled with admiration or curiosity etc. 2 a strange or remarkable person or thing, specimen, event, etc. 3 (attrib.) having marvellous or amazing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wonder — noun 1》 a feeling of surprise and admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, or unfamiliar. 2》 a person or thing that causes such a feeling.     ↘[as modifier] having remarkable properties or abilities: a wonder drug. verb 1》 feel… …   English new terms dictionary

  • not — 1. Not is used to form negative statements and questions, and is attached both to individual words and to whole clauses by means of their verbs, normally requiring the use of an auxiliary verb such as do or have: We do not want to go / not… …   Modern English usage

  • Harry Paget Flashman — Brigadier General Sir Harry Paget Flashman VC KCB KCIE (5 May 1822 – 1915) is a fictional character created by George MacDonald Fraser, but based on the character Flashman in Tom Brown s Schooldays , a semi autobiographical work by Thomas… …   Wikipedia

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