SPECULATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SPECULATE
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speculate
 v.  assume to be true without conclusive evidence; engage in buying or selling of a commodity for profit
Classic Sentence: (102 in 7 pages)
1  In charge of the campaign was Mr. James Blausser, who had recently come to town to speculate in land.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
2  Jurgis had time enough to stare and speculate, for it was two hours before he was summoned.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 21
3  For recreation he could twiddle his thumbs and speculate on the thoughts which must agitate the minds of the generals.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
4  It is remarkable that persons who speculate the most boldly often conform with the most perfect quietude to the external regulations of society.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
5  I am afraid to speculate on what it is.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 62. A LIGHT SHINES ON MY WAY
6  On this conviction I allow her to speculate, she having her bank and her stockbroker; she speculated and lost.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 66. Matrimonial Projects.
7  What Aramis says is very sensible," replied Athos; "we must speculate upon the faults of people, and not upon their virtues.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 48 A FAMILY AFFAIR
8  They landed their cargoes at Wilmington or Charleston, where they were met by swarms of merchants and speculators from all over the South who assembled to buy blockaded goods at auction.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
9  The doctor's letter was the first of a chorus of indignation that was beginning to be heard all over the South against speculators, profiteers and holders of government contracts.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
10  The civilian population had either to do without or buy at the speculators' prices, and the poor and those in moderate circumstances were suffering increasing hardships.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
11  Already soldiers and civilians alike were feeling the pinch, and the muttering against him and his fellow speculators was bitter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
12  It was a situation made to order for speculators and profiteers, and men were not lacking to take advantage of it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
13  As food and clothing grew scarcer and prices rose higher and higher, the public outcry against the speculators grew louder and more venomous.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
14  It's harder for speculators' money to get into the best parlors than for the camel to go through the needle's eye.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
15  Completely surrounding the state capitol was a host of promoters, speculators, seekers after contracts and others hoping to profit from the orgy of spending, and many were growing shamelessly rich.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
Example Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  Now, as to whether some people will probably speculate is Fidel Castro coming back to power, I definitely wouldn't go that far, but I think we can fairly say that the Cuban government wants to project an image of him as alive and well
2  Some analysts speculate that Citigroup is facing pressure to dismantle from the federal government.
3  The new insurance rules speculate that the disabled for the public benefit are to receive more money.
4  It would be unfair to Debby's family to speculate on the reasons for her suicide.
5  He would help legitimate homeowners who are facing foreclosure, but not offer help for speculators.
6  Whether or not he will get the job is mere speculation.
7  No one knew exactly what he had done, but speculation ran rife.
8  Chief executive David Prosser said the takeover speculation was wrong and no one was sniffing around.
9  Despite weeks of media speculation, the president refused to tip his hand about his plans for re-election.
10  We are constantly fed gossip and speculation by the media.
11  The statement excited new speculation that a senior minister may be about to resign.
12  He was chiseled out of five thousand pounds in business speculation.
13  Mr. Straw's appointment as Foreign Secretary has triggered speculation in London about the Prime Minister's motives for the change.
14  Every Italian chat show, gossip column, and newspaper, is full of the speculation of where the Hollywood couple will marry.
15  There's speculation that increased hurricane activity is related to global warming: two scientific papers this year have linked their intensity to climate change.