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"I wonder who will be first on the scene," speculated Grace.

They speculated much on what they would find when they approached Jackson.

"But I don't understand a sailing vessel in these waters," speculated Leonard.

It is not then strange that I should have thought and speculated much about madness.

No wonder his successor was speculated about with some curiosity.

“I wonder if it would be nice to be a great operatic singer,” I speculated.

He speculated, in fact, on the ignorance and vanity of amateurs.

"Well, I wonder who'll be the next couple," speculated Obed.

But he wondered and speculated a good deal and was vaguely troubled.

I speculated what demesne this might be, and I realized that it was probably Lavedan.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, back-formation from speculation. Related: Speculated; speculating.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.