1 Mr. Gradgrind seemed to be quite confounded by this speculation.
2 Sir Thomas, after a moment's thought, recommended speculation.
3 Very well," was her ladyship's contented answer; "then speculation, if you please, Mrs. Grant.
4 All the agreeable of her speculation was over for that hour.
5 The success of Mr. Sowerberry's ingenious speculation, exceeded even his most sanguine hopes.
6 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.
7 Sir Charles, as is well known, made large sums of money in South African speculation.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
8 It is the scientific use of the imagination, but we have always some material basis on which to start our speculation.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
9 I really had not the energy to follow it up save in a very incomplete fashion, but it gave me a basis for some pleasing speculation.
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10 He leaned back in his seat, lost in gloomy speculation.
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11 There was some speculation at the dinner-table about the Time Traveller's absence, and I suggested time travelling, in a half-jocular spirit.
12 This, I must remind you, was my speculation at the time.
13 He had sold his boats when blockading grew too hazardous, and he was now openly engaged in food speculation.
14 Part I got from food speculation.
15 He looked at her in an almost kindly way, speculation in his eyes.