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speculate -- as in: don't know, but I'll speculate
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The Time Machine
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  • There was some speculation at the dinner-table about the Time Traveller’s absence, and I suggested time travelling, in a half-jocular spirit.
  • This, I must remind you, was my speculation at the time.
  • Consider I have been speculating upon the destinies of our race until I have hatched this fiction.

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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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