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speculate
used in This Side of Paradise

6 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
don't know, but I'll speculate
Definition
to think about, wonder, guess or theorize with much uncertainty
  • He fancied that in a hundred years he would like having young people speculate as to whether his eyes were brown or blue, and he hoped quite passionately that his grave would have about it an air of many, many years ago.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (96% in)

There are no more uses of "speculate" flagged with this meaning in This Side of Paradise.

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  • But he fell gradually in love and began to speculate wildly on marriage.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (53% in)
  • There had been recent investments, the outcome of which was for the present problematical, and he had an idea there were further speculations and exchanges concerning which he had not been consulted.
    1.3 — The Egotist Considers (34% in)
  • —yet I believe in it, even though I've seen what was once a sizable fortune melt away between speculation, extravagance, the democratic administration, and the income tax—modern, that's me all over, Mabel.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (96% in)
  • All this was flung before Amory like an opened scroll, while ulterior to him and speculating upon him were those two breathless, listening forces: the gossamer aura that hung over and about the girl and that familiar thing by the window.
    2.4 — The Supercilious Sacrifice (47% in)
  • Amory noticed that he was inclined to stare straight at the back of the chauffeur's head as if speculating steadily but hopelessly some baffling hirsute problem.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (49% in)

There are no more uses of "speculate" in This Side of Paradise.

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