But it is idle to speculate about what might have been in connection with Dr. Howe's great achievement.
History Of Geographical Theory The earliest conceptions of the earth, like those held by the primitive peoples of the present day, are difficult to discover and almost impossible fully to grasp. Early generalizations, as far as they were made from known facts, were usually expressed in symbolic language, and for our present purpose it is not profitable to speculate on the underlying truths which may sometimes be suspected in the old mythological cosmogonies.
We can speculate all day why Edith Shipton killed herself, but there's no arguing the fact that she did so.
Dean was content to have Fred speculate in any direction, as long as it was away from the Dawkinses, and possible trouble with the court.
But the most luxuriously housed has little to boast of in this respect, nor need we trouble ourselves to speculate how the human race may be at last destroyed.
Which irked her for reasons she didn't want to speculate about.
The bulk of Greek historical literature having perished, and in the absence of both archaeological data from Iran, we can only speculate on the inner life of these Greek cities under a strange sky.
I won't speculate on what that size is, but it certainly is not a size 0.
A contest awhile back called for people to speculate what would be the best device to hook up to the Internet.
He always retained a disposition to speculate in western lands, the ultimate value of which he early appreciated; many of his later investments of this character are treated in C. W.