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speculate -- as in: don't know, but I'll speculate
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  • All the rest, in speculation at least, was perfectly smooth.
  • —How much more must an imaginist, like herself, be on fire with speculation and foresight!
  • It was also a very early speculation with Emma.
  • But here there was nothing to be shifted off in a wild speculation on the future.
  • A word was put in for a second young Cox; and at last, Mr. Weston naming one family of cousins who must be included, and another of very old acquaintance who could not be left out, it became a certainty that the five couple would be at least ten, and a very interesting speculation in what possible manner they could be disposed of.

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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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