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speculate
used in A Tale of Two Cities

4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
don't know, but I'll speculate
Definition
to think about, wonder, guess or theorize with much uncertainty
  • Dig—dig—dig—until an impatient movement from one of the two passengers would admonish him to pull up the window, draw his arm securely through the leathern strap, and speculate upon the two slumbering forms, until his mind lost its hold of them, and they again slid away into the bank and the grave.
    1.3 — The Night Shadows (89% in)

There are no more uses of "speculate" flagged with this meaning in A Tale of Two Cities.

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  • I have looked at her, speculating thousands of times upon the unborn child from whom I had been rent.
    2.17 — One Night (43% in)
  • Here again: Mr. Lorry's inquiries into Miss Pross's personal history had established the fact that her brother Solomon was a heartless scoundrel who had stripped her of everything she possessed, as a stake to speculate with, and had abandoned her in her poverty for evermore, with no touch of compunction.
    2.6 — Hundreds of People (38% in)
  • This is an occasion that makes a man speculate on all he has lost.
    2.18 — Nine Days (13% in)

There are no more uses of "speculate" in A Tale of Two Cities.

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