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speculate
used in The Importance of Being Earnest

4 uses
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Definition
to guess without certainty

or:

to think about or consider something

or (more rarely):

to risk money in a financial venture
  • there is no use speculating on that subject.
    Act 1 — Morning-room in Algernon's flat in Half-Moon Street (11% in)
speculating = thinking or guessing
  • ] Ah! that is clearly a metaphysical speculation, and like most metaphysical speculations has very little reference at all to the actual facts of real life, as we know them.
    Act 1 — Morning-room in Algernon's flat in Half-Moon Street (55% in)
  • ] Ah! that is clearly a metaphysical speculation, and like most metaphysical speculations has very little reference at all to the actual facts of real life, as we know them.
    Act 1 — Morning-room in Algernon's flat in Half-Moon Street (55% in)
  • To your work, child, these speculations are profitless.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (7% in)

There are no more uses of "speculate" in The Importance of Being Earnest.

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