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speculate -- as in: don't know, but I'll speculate
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  • The success of Mr. Sowerberry’s ingenious speculation, exceeded even his most sanguine hopes.
  • As the other two were impressed with a similar presentiment; and as their blood, like his, had all gone down again; some speculation ensued upon the cause of this sudden change in their temperament.

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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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