SPECULATION's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of speculation
Definition:
n. speculating; examination by eye; intellectual check; business venture in unusual risks, with a chance for large profits
n. conclusion, opinion, or theory reached by conjecture; reasoning based on inconclusive evidence
Example:
On the contrary I think your speculation is a classic example of bending the evidence to support a religious belief.
Colorado and Washington becoming the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana prompted speculation about Amsterdam-style "drug tourism".
During the day or so between his announcement and pulling the game, there was lots of speculation about why Nguyen made this decision to jettison a popular and highly profitable product.
Sentence in Classic:
Through this image he had a glimpse of a strange dark cavern of speculation but at once turned away from it, feeling that it was not yet the hour to enter it.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
But he did not pursue the speculation, and without replying, he fell to musing on a quite different and personal matter.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
These were few enough, to be sure; but as we always fell back upon Blood, she had as wide a field for abstract speculation as her nephew himself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
As the other two were impressed with a similar presentiment; and as their blood, like his, had all gone down again; some speculation ensued upon the cause of this sudden change in their temperament.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
He had sold his boats when blockading grew too hazardous, and he was now openly engaged in food speculation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
They were indeed excellent in two sciences for which I have great esteem, and wherein I am not unversed; but, at the same time, so abstracted and involved in speculation, that I never met with such disagreeable companions.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
Geniuses in the impenetrable depths of abstraction and pure speculation, situated, so to speak, above all dogmas, propose their ideas to God.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
His father had ended by owning a house and a field; but he, the son, had made haste to lose that house and field in a bad speculation.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Her dejection was relieved by speculation as to what the men were discussing, in the corner between the piano and the phonograph.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
Jennings was desirous of her feeling; for besides that the circumstance did not in her opinion justify such lasting amazement or variety of speculation, her wonder was otherwise disposed of.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
The whole of the property, consisting of an immense workshop, two pavilions at the bottom of the garden, and the garden itself, had been purchased by Emmanuel, who had seen at a glance that he could make of it a profitable speculation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context