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speculate -- as in: don't know, but I'll speculate
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  • Don’t you—" Clif Clawson, with a chasm of yawning, speculated, "Praying in the lab!
  • Evenings, in little restaurants, Leora and he would speculate about it.
  • Martin speculated still more as he perceived that all his colleagues were secretly grouped in factions.
  • Perched on a cloud, watching them, was the divine Tubbs, a glory of whiskers, ready to blast any of the little men who stopped being earnest and wasted time on speculation about anything which he had not assigned to them.
  • Martin had read of that research before he had thought of going to McGurk; on his arrival he was thrilled to have it chronicled by the master himself; but when he had heard Holabird refer to it a dozen times he was considerably less thrilled, and he speculated whether all his life Holabird would go on being "the man—YOU remember—the chap that did the big stunt, whatever it was, with locomotion in dogs or something."

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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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