He had sold his boats when blockading grew too hazardous, and he was now openly engaged in food speculation.
Savannah buzzed behind its doors and speculated about Philippe Robillard, who had gone West, but the gossiping brought no answer.
For some months, he was the most popular and romantic figure the town knew, despite his previous reputation, despite the faint rumors that he was engaged not only in blockading but in speculating on foodstuffs, too.
Part I got from food speculation.
They all made their money speculating in food like your loving husband or out of dubious government contracts or in shady ways that won’t bear investigation.
He looked at her in an almost kindly way, speculation in his eyes.
She made Scarlett arrive early on these afternoons and remain until the last callers had gone, thereby depriving the ladies of the opportunity for enjoyable group discussion and speculation, a matter which caused some mild indignation.
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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.