Speculate in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Speculate

(intransitive) To think, meditate or reflect on a subject; to consider, to deliberate or cogitate. | (intransitive) To make an inference based on inconclusive evidence; to surmise or conjecture. | (intransitive, business, finance) To make a risky trade in the hope of making a profit; to venture or gamble.

Short Example Sentences for Speculate

  • 1. Even while we speculate the answer is plain. 🔊
  • 2. Why speculate on the measure and standard of liberty? 🔊
  • 3. He tried to speculate on my Christian character. 🔊
  • 4. So we can only speculate and reconstruct on a general basis. 🔊
  • 5. I've no time to speculate over things. 🔊
  • 6. It is as yet unsafe to speculate concerning the origin of this implement. 🔊
  • 7. It were vain to speculate upon the future of electric lighting. 🔊
  • 8. One little boy bought a shaving-box, perhaps meaning to speculate upon it. 🔊
  • 9. I would lie and speculate about what it was we WERE going to do. 🔊

How to use Speculate in Sentences?

  • 1. We can never have them, and it is idle to speculate as to their contents. 🔊
  • 2. Alicia did not speculate about it, and the whole soul of it was tangled now in a speculation. 🔊
  • 3. He had little time to speculate on the attitude of the denizens of this unwholesome place. 🔊
  • 4. They said they had bought me to speculate on, and were not able to lose what they had paid for me. 🔊
  • 5. The man who will speculate on the necessities of the people, is not likely to feed the hungry. 🔊
  • 6. He even began to speculate upon the particular star that would be fitted for the leading part. 🔊
  • 7. But I will not speculate on the aims of Providence, or the evil to be overruled for good. 🔊
  • 8. The neighbors continued to speculate and to ply Mrs. Stuvic with questions concerning Milford. 🔊
  • 9. But this is a point that must be left for geologists and engineers to speculate about and to settle. 🔊
  • 10. She dreaded a fresh disappointment so keenly that it pained her to speculate much on the chance of it. 🔊
  • 11. Before he had time to speculate as to her errand, she reappeared with a bottle of brandy in her hand. 🔊
  • 12. He had as much right as anybody else to speculate upon the admiration and curiosity of his contemporaries. 🔊
  • 13. Roland was too far gone in misery to speculate as to how this genial stranger came to know his name. 🔊
  • 14. You surely do not think he would speculate to me about your chances of recovery, or what you would do with your property. 🔊
  • 15. He can speculate upon the causes of his failures in the search for happiness, and he can apply remedies. 🔊
  • 16. I wondered was it customary in this country to speculate on such remote possibilities, but said nothing. 🔊
  • 17. The cares of the present life were too absorbing to allow them leisure to speculate upon the conditions of a future existence. 🔊
  • 18. Immediately after the assignments had been made, various people began at once to speculate in buying and selling according to the location. 🔊
  • 19. As this strange drama unfolded itself before me, it had become a passion with me to watch the actors, and speculate on what they might do. 🔊
  • 20. Yet it is fine for us to speculate in face of unbroken traditions, though vague, and losing themselves in fable. 🔊
  • 21. It is profitless, however, to speculate upon what might have been, and the military student must take these campaigns as they were carried out. 🔊
  • 22. The Kentuckian began to speculate about a match between the gray stallion and the horse foaled on the Arizona range. 🔊
  • 23. Mr. Lincoln had no second term, and it is useless to speculate upon its probable character, if he had lived to perform its duties. 🔊
  • 24. It is useless to speculate how far this dream would have been realized but for the utter rottenness of the instruments with which the reformers worked. 🔊
  • 25. Mr. Harper turned away with one of those uneasy looks which Agatha had already begun to notice and speculate over. 🔊
  • 26. Yet we never speculate as to whether the conversational pessimist will strengthen or disorganize society; for we are convinced that theories do not matter. 🔊