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speculate
used in Jane Eyre

2 uses
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Definition
to take a risk for profit—typically a risky investment
  • It was by his advice that my father risked most of his property in the speculation that ruined him.
    Chapter 30 (94% in)
speculation = risky investment
  • No one would take me for love; and I will not be regarded in the light of a mere money speculation.
    Chapter 33 (93% in)
speculation = risky investment
There are no more uses of "speculate" in Jane Eyre.

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