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speculate -- as in: don't know, but I'll speculate
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The Fountainhead
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  • The event caused a great deal of curious speculation and bets were made on whether Toohey would dare to appear.
  • It would be entertaining to speculate upon the nature and causes of humanity’s illusions.
  • Not in a mood for abstract speculation?
  • I speculate occasionally upon how far you’ll go.
  • It’s interesting to speculate on the reasons that make men so anxious to debase themselves.
  • He forgot that he did not allow men he hired the presumption of personal speculation upon him.
  • They did not speculate on the future.
  • He had lost a large part of his personal fortune in careless stock speculation; but he had enough left to insure some comfort for the rest of his life.

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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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