Some also speculate that the name could allude to Francis Xavier, the co-founder of the Society of Jesuis—aka the Jesuits.
In response, Obama called for more oversight of traders who speculate on the price of oil.
Fedoroff declined to speculate: "It's all under investigation—that's all that I know."
Since then, however, the helicopters have remained grounded, and Siwa residents can only speculate as to why.
Officials declined to speculate whether Congress would vote to authorize military action or not when it comes back to Washington.
I do not like to speculate on the absence of this spirit in our later literature, which was written under other influences.
Nobody can foresee these and speculate upon them with success.
It diverted him to speculate as to how much weight each of the steers would probably put on by spring.
In short we may speculate on many matters; we can only say what we have seen and what we have not.
He goes to the table and buys some checks, with which he begins to speculate.