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  • noun Plural form of speculatist.


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  • In point of fortune, speculatists deemed them equal; for though the estate of Halder was as yet unincumbered with the mortgages that hung upon that of Lord


  • The disciples of subtile speculatists like Aquinas, or of fervent mystics like Bonaventura, were not likely to recognize the worth and importance of the slow processes of experimental philosophy.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 38, December, 1860

  • And I dread the reveries of your philosophic politicians, who appear in the moment to have great influence, and who, being mere speculatists, may aim at more refinement than suits either with human nature, or the composition of your nation.

    Choice Specimens of American Literature, and Literary Reader Being Selections from the Chief American Writers

  • Of bolder speculatists, some believe the _kennel_ to have been made with a similar intention.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844

  • As robbers, to them he is a noble booty; as speculatists, he is a glorious subject for their experimental philosophy.

    Paras. 60-83

  • The objections of these speculatists, if its forms do not quadrate with their theories, are as valid against such an old and beneficent government, as against the most violent tyranny, or the greenest usurpation.

    Paras. 75-99

  • A large part of it is directed against certain speculatists who attempted to combine the doctrines of Oriental mysticism and asceticism with

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • But such are the conceits of speculatists, who strain their faculties to find in a mine what lies upon the surface.

    Lives of the English Poets: Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope

  • That these are not the reveries of fanciful speculatists, the author now under consideration is in a great measure a proof; for who, but a man swayed with the most sordid selfishness, would endeavor to disarm the people of all caution against such imminent danger, lest their just apprehensions should interfere with his little schemes of profit?

    History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1 Negroes as Slaves, as Soldiers, and as Citizens

  • It was hard to tell what made the difference, or how humankind got divided into these two great classes, for possibly enough the sharp attorney was as just in his way as the Curate; but Mr Wentworth got no more satisfaction in thinking of it than the speculatists generally have when they investigate this strange, wayward, fantastical humanity which is never to be calculated upon.

    The Perpetual Curate


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