Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry the VIII, is a specimen of speculation, admiration, and everything in between.
The speculation—something casual fans are mostly unaware of—has spread from the blogosphere to the mainstream.
There has been some speculation about whether a man could eat enough tuna to cause such extreme symptoms.
speculation that the two are now set for a longer term relationship is rife, but it may be wide of the mark.
He slept in an upright position in a custom armchair, so the reasons for his lying down to sleep are open to speculation.
The brave will reject such unmanly, such fatal refinements of speculation.
Their origin will probably for ever afford matter for speculation.
He believed his brother was fairly well off, and he knew that he had made a good amount by speculation in the last year or two.
From all sides rose the hum of comment and the murmur of speculation.
The city of Centralia became alive with gossip and speculation about this new move on the part of the employers.
late 14c., "contemplation, consideration," from Old French speculation, from Late Latin speculationem (nominative speculatio) "contemplation, observation," from Latin speculatus, past participle of speculari "observe," from specere "to look at, view" (see scope (n.1)). Disparaging sense of "mere conjecture" is recorded from 1570s. Meaning "buying and selling in search of profit from rise and fall of market value" is recorded from 1774; short form spec is attested from 1794.