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speculate
used in The Awakening

5 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
don't know, but I'll speculate
Definition
to think about, wonder, guess or theorize with much uncertainty
  • "Granted; as many as you like," he returned, glancing down into her eyes that were full of thoughtfulness and some speculation.
    Chapter 8 (5% in)
speculation = guessing or theorizing

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • She lay in bed awake, with bright eyes full of speculation.
    Chapter 35 (4% in)
speculation = thought

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
There are no more uses of "speculate" flagged with this meaning in The Awakening.

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exact meaning not specified
  • She left them in heated argument, speculating about the conclusion of the tale which their mother promised to finish the following night.
    Chapter 15 (56% in)
  • "I wonder if Leonce will be uneasy!" she speculated, as she seated herself at table.
    Chapter 13 (75% in)
  • A letter also came from her husband, saying he hoped to be back early in March, and then they would get ready for that journey abroad which he had promised her so long, which he felt now fully able to afford; he felt able to travel as people should, without any thought of small economies—thanks to his recent speculations in Wall Street.
    Chapter 35 (43% in)

There are no more uses of "speculate" in The Awakening.

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