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speculate -- as in: don't know, but I'll speculate
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  • They drifted into a maze of speculation.
  • He was, for the moment, sharing the high thin air of Babbitt’s speculation as though he were Paul Riesling or even Dr. Howard Littlefield.
  • Mrs. Babbitt, darning socks, speculated, "Yes, I wonder why.
  • He was laden with responsibility till he threw it off with the speculation: "Why the deuce should I fret so about not being able to ’phone Tanis?

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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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