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speculate
used in Of Human Bondage

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Definition
to take a risk for profit—typically a risky investment
  • It wasn't a speculation, it was an investment.
    97-98 — Chapters 97-98 (51% in)
speculation = risky investment
  • I lost the little money I had in an unlucky speculation and I couldn't afford to go on with the medical.
    109-110 — Chapters 109-110 (18% in)
speculation = risky investment
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