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speculate
used in Glory in Death

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Definition
to think about, wonder, guess or theorize with much uncertainty
  • He must love watching all the reports, hearing all the details, the speculation.
    Chapter 17 (87% in)
speculation = guesses without certainty

(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.)
  • No denial was issued as to the speculation that a cover-up is in process ....
    Chapter 2 (86% in)
  • speculation = thought or theory

    (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.)
  • Anyway, without Towers as buffer, speculation's running that Angelini and Hammett will dissolve their business associations.
    Chapter 7 (47% in)
  • speculation = thoughts and guesses

    (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.)
  • We've got speculation. Angelini's financial difficulties, the son's gambling habits, the Fluentes case.
    Chapter 7 (53% in)
  • speculation = guesses and theories

    (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.)
  • Unlike certain irresponsible reporters, the police are more careful, and more concerned with facts than speculation.
    Chapter 7 (83% in)
  • speculation = unsupported guesses or theories

    (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.)
  • "Blackmail," Eve speculated, struggling to think coolly.
    Chapter 10 (88% in)
speculated = thought
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