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speculate -- as in: don't know, but I'll speculate
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  • Don’t you think," he continued further, in a tone of sympathetic speculation, "that a really clever woman, in your place, might bring him round at last?
  • While she was engaged in this speculation, Catherine broke out, with a certain sharpness, "Why are you so contradictory, Aunt Penniman?

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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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