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speculative
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
uncertain — especially in reference to a profit-making investment or venture

or:

inclined to guess and think about subjects where there is no certainty
  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, was speculative and irresolute, and we have a great tragedy in consequence.
    6.6 -- Book 6 Chapter 6 -- Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (25% in)
  • The ladies of St. Ogg's were not beguiled by any wide speculative conceptions; but they had their favorite abstraction, called Society, which served to make their consciences perfectly easy in doing what satisfied their own egoism,—thinking and speaking the worst of Maggie Tulliver, and turning their backs upon her.
    7.4 -- Book 7 Chapter 4 -- Maggie and Lucy (15% in)

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