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speculate -- as in: don't know, but I'll speculate
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  • In the Sorrows of Werter, besides the interest of its simple and affecting story, so many opinions are canvassed and so many lights thrown upon what had hitherto been to me obscure subjects that I found in it a never-ending source of speculation and astonishment.

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  • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
  • We were speculating as to whether a president would have to resign after that kind of scandal.

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