- speculator (n.)
- 1550s, "one who engages in mental speculation," from Latin speculator "a looker-out, spy, scout, explorer; investigator, examiner," agent noun from speculari (see speculation). The financial sense is from 1778. Formerly also "observer, onlooker," especially "an occult seer" (1650s). Fem. form speculatrix attested from 1610s. Related: Speculatory.
- 1. By his own admission, he evaded taxes as a Florida real-estate speculator.
- 2. He was a sinister and crafty speculator.
- 3. The stake was large, and Harkness was a daring speculator.
- 赌注不小, 而哈克尼斯又是一个大胆的投机家.
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- 4. 'so the river - boat gambler and the speculator is going to be respectable!
- " 这么一来.那个驾河船的赌棍和投机家就要成为绅士了!
- 5. Mrs. Elsing hated to take his money --'speculator money " - but the Association needed money badly.
- 埃尔辛太太不愿意接受这笔钱 ---- " 投机商的钱 " ---- 要是协会缺钱缺得厉害着呢!
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