And there’s been some speculation that you may … have some kind of problem.
Sarah Dessen -- Dreamland
Uncle Buson was the one I liked to speculate on. He didn’t die. He just disappeared.
Olive Ann Burns -- Cold Sassy Tree
She heard the boys speculate that the branding would be done in another week, which meant they were close to starting the drive.
Larry McMurtry -- Lonesome Dove
"Guess we’re about in for a blizzard," speculated Kennicott
Sinclair Lewis -- Main Street
Each member of the family had a little cache of gifts hidden somewhere in the house away from the others. It was very dishonorable for anyone to snoop on the day before Christmas so no one ever did but there was no harm in speculating upon where the gifts might be hidden.
Dalton Trumbo -- Johnny Got His Gun
He must love watching all the reports, hearing all the details, the speculation.
J.D. Robb -- Glory in Death
There was no use speculating; it was better to move ahead.
Nora Roberts -- Summer Pleasures
We had all laughed about it, speculated on who those mean boys were and then...
Jill McCorkle -- Ferris Beach
This is because they argue about what it means to be among the Living, and because they don’t know they can only speculate,
Nicole Krauss -- The History of Love
It is one thing to speculate about what might be. It is quite another to act in behalf of our dreams, to treat them as objectives that are achievable and worth achieving.
Tim O’Brien -- Going After Cacciato
And they speculated on and on about Red troubles in the south part of the Wobbish country, because that was the most important topic of conversation around, and since nobody knowed anything accurate anyway, ...
Orson Scott Card -- Red Prophet
Ellen doesn’t mind speculating, believe me, she’s hosted an array of strangers from my past who swear they are my friends, and they all have lovely things to say about me, even the ones who never much liked me.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
But if it was always a point of speculation, where one person insisted it was a certain way and another denied it, how would anyone ever hold on to the truth?
Kiera Cass -- The Elite
After the article appeared—and the potential value of the collection became a topic of heated speculation in the art world—he became even more persistent, though by then I was the only one who was there to listen.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
I’ve heard some people speculate all the time on when you’ll be ascending."
Kiera Cass -- The Heir
They’d sit up late talking in hushed voices about their ex-husbands and speculating about new boyfriends, while the kids played Trouble and Sorry! in the next room.
Rainbow Rowell -- Eleanor & Park
Anyway, it’s all just speculation.
Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave
And second, secrets inspire speculation.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
"I suppose it’s better for you to know the truth than rumors and speculation.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
People began to mutter and speculate, the volume of their conversations rising again.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
An article came out in People calling us "the scum of the earth" and speculating about the beat-downs and abuse Martha might suffer.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
That evening we spent most of our run speculating about what Myers would tell us.
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
"Maybe it’s a small-town thing," she speculated.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
Pure speculation of course, but something had certainly broken my lute string, and I didn’t doubt for a second that Ambrose would try something of the sort.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
There was no point in speculating.
Kass Morgan -- The 100
"I’m not leaving Ohio on nothing more than speculation."
Pittacus Lore -- I Am Number Four
"I’m afraid we no longer need to speculate if Levana intends to start a war against Earth.
Marissa Meyer -- Cinder
It was almost impossible not to speculate about the more intimate aspects of his life.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
Once, when they didn’t know she was in the girls’ room at school, she’d heard them speculate that maybe he’d died in the war.
Judy Blume -- In the Unlikely Event
It would be such a relief to think his predictions about the thing to come were nothing more than wild speculation.
Trenton Lee Stewart -- The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Humbug speculated on how he’d ever become involved in such a hazardous undertaking.
Norton Juster -- The Phantom Tollbooth
This year Ellie and Brenda both had boyfriends at the consolidated high school and the problem of what to give them and what to expect from them was cause of endless speculation and fights.
Katherine Paterson -- Bridge to Terabithia
Pedestrians on the street stopped to study the glow and speculate on what direction it was traveling; people hung out of their windows and communicated what they saw to those on the street.
Jim Murphy -- The Great Fire
He pieced together different bits of information from which he could track the movements of the German army and speculate on what the Allied forces in Europe, led by Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union—no longer a partner with Germany—might be planning.
Leon Leyson -- The Boy on the Wooden Box
They speculate about how much snow we are bound to get tonight, how long it will stay on the ground, when we might expect more snow, and what kind of winter it will be.
Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train
Father said that surveyors always knew about the good deals on land and could get rich speculating.
James Lincoln Collier -- My Brother Sam is Dead
All conjecture and speculation on your part.
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
The recruits speculate in eager whispers.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
Scientists speculate that the brain and its neuro-pathways are still too plastic before then, still in the middle of forming themselves.
Lauren Oliver -- Delirium
Then they’ll start speculating.
Katja Millay -- The Sea of Tranquility