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There is much speculation about the reasons for the move. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is also some speculation that it may lead to a rise in superbugs in the wild. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The dip in her normally enviable popularity will fuel speculation about her future. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Speculation about further defections continued to sweep the party last night. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The announcement that a ring career is over often cues speculation about when we should expect the first comeback. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Speculation was also heightened by the location of the meeting, which gained its own legendary status. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Yesterday he willingly entered into speculation about who would be the next big-money arrival. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He also avoided speculation, shunning comment on whether the soldiers would have survived had they been using a different vehicle. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He knows there's a lot of talk and speculation about him but he must keep his feet on the ground. The Sun (2009)There is also speculation that Thailand wants to join the list of grand prix venues with a street race the same year. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He misses the point that capital gains are taxed with the same allowance whether they were made after a long-term investment or overnight speculation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I've had so many injuries and there has been a lot of speculation about my future. The Sun (2009)He nonetheless milked the publicity accompanying each round of speculation about his future as a possible MP. Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough (2007)The gaps, inevitably, are being filled by speculation and conspiracy theory. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Personal opinions and speculation Just isn't good enough. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is rising speculation that investment banks may lay off about 1,000 staff in London this autumn. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It followed a U-turn over capital gains tax reforms, and sparked speculation about his future. The Sun (2008)That's outright speculation, not investment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It needs to be taken out of the realm of speculation and investment and put back where it was in earlier years - an essential utility. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There was also speculation that the group was bringing together senior store managers to discuss a downsizing of the group, prompting investors to take flight. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There's a lot of ill-informed speculation about how the mask is an act of concealment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The editors observe cautiously that this must be'in part a matter of personal opinion or speculation '. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Signs of ebbing momentum in the global economy have triggered an intense bout of speculation about the possibility of a fresh round of QE in leading economies. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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