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speculate -- as in: don't know, but I'll speculate
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • By day, they devoted themselves to trying to determine the poss-ible locations of Gryffindor’s sword, but the more they talked about the places in which Dumbledore might have hidden it, the more desperate and farfetched their speculation became.
  • Lost in desperate speculation, Harry turned a corner, but he had taken only a few steps down the new corridor when the window to his left broke open with a deafening, shattering crash.

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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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