reckon

Reckon (verb) : to think or suppose

(Merriam-Webster. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reckon)

From Beloved. (Red book page 311. Paragraph 4)

“Used to be voices all round that place. Quiet, now,” Stamp said. “I been past it a few times and I can’t hear a thing. Chastened, I reckon,…”

Stamp Paid said there used to be voices in the place but now it’s quiet. He reckons (thinks) it had been chastened.

example: Because of the traffic, he couldn’t make it to the meeting, I reckon

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