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Chris Noe Chris Noe 1, 4 4 gold badges 17 17 silver badges 23 23 bronze badges. It is not usually heard in northern, urban areas. When someone actually believes something, wouldn't they be more likely to say that they know it, rather than believe , think or reckon it to be true? For some perspective, I am a native speaker from the Southern United States. Anthony Anthony 2 2 silver badges 7 7 bronze badges.
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To me, "I reckon" is distinctively American, and much less common in British usage. As an American, I'd be tempted to say "I reckon" is rather rustic-sounding.
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That said, I'm sure I've used it, and I often say "by that reckoning I reckon the phrase is quite common in Australian usage at least my Australian gf used to use it commonly , whereas in America it may sound somewhat "hillbilly". Chris Chris 1, 7 7 silver badges 9 9 bronze badges. You can think a conjecture is true. You can believe in a theory, holding it to be true.
I think these lottery numbers will be lucky.
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Raises no questions to me. I believe these lottery numbers will be lucky. Makes me wonder what you know about the method of number selection at the lottery. I'm a Christian: I believe the world was created in 7 days. You're clearly nuts. But, I understand why you believe that. It's in your cannon. As for reckon it has two meanings.
Meaning to calculate. This meaning is dead in the United States.
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A southern regionalism for belief. But, more often used sarcastically or pejoratively to mock southerners. I'd stay stay away from reckon entirely. Unless you're planning a comedy skit. Evan Carroll Evan Carroll 1, 2 2 gold badges 11 11 silver badges 27 27 bronze badges.
Penser que, croire que = To think that, to believe that : French language lesson
Malvolio Malvolio This is the total opposite of what everyone else has suggested and hardly makes sense. So using these definitions you'd say, "I used to believe gravity exists as a force of nature, but after discovering the Higgs boson I don't just believe it exists, I think it exists.
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