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  • adv. In a speculative manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a speculative manner; as or by means of speculation, in either the intellectual or the material sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with speculation; in a speculative manner


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