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Lord of the Flies
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speculate -- as in: don't know, but I'll speculate
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Lord of the Flies
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  • A theological speculation presented itself.
  • Their heads clustered above the trunks in the green shade; heads brown, fair, black, chestnut, sandy, mouse-colored; heads muttering, whispering, heads full of eyes that watched Ralph and speculated.
  • Again he fell into that strange mood of speculation that was so foreign to him.

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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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