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The Mill on the Floss
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speculative -- as in: a speculative venture
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, was speculative and irresolute, and we have a great tragedy in consequence.
  • The ladies of St. Ogg’s were not beguiled by any wide speculative conceptions; but they had their favorite abstraction, called Society, which served to make their consciences perfectly easy in doing what satisfied their own egoism,—thinking and speaking the worst of Maggie Tulliver, and turning their backs upon her.

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  • I’m too old to invest in speculative business enterprises.
  • My speculative sister, she of the rocket-science brain and the rodeo spirit, dropped out of college and moved to Manhattan in the late ’90s.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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