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  • It was utterly unspeculative, never mind not fantasy at all, and instead of giving a message of hope which I suppose it intended, it just said it was alright to run away from your problems and believe in “visions” rather than do something worthwhile.

    PodCastle » PC024: It Takes a Town 2008

  • Not surprisingly, considering his unspeculative cast of mind, the amount of theology and doctrine in this simple faith could be put in a flea's navel with enough room left over for two aspirins and an acorn (to steal from Fred Allen).

    John D. Rockefeller Jr.: An Exchange Miller, Robert Moats 2004

  • "Is Bland willing?" asked Dawes, looking round, as if to seek some method of escape from the glare of those unspeculative eyes.

    For the term of his natural life 2004

  • Godfearing and unspeculative, they have attached themselves to such creeds as appealed most powerfully to the heart with the least possible admixture of form.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873 Various

  • The philosopher condemns the poet as incapable of forming rational theological tenets, because his temper is unspeculative, or at most, carries him no farther than a materialistic philosophy.

    The Poet's Poet : essays on the character and mission of the poet as interpreted in English verse of the last one hundred and fifty years Elizabeth Atkins

  • The unspeculative, dogmatic type of school religion does not make an appeal to the ordinary boy sufficiently strong to override what he has found to be the most fascinating thing in his experience.

    The School and the World Victor Gollancz 1930

  • He gazes with glorious cheer upon the wretched middle class, and as our train rolls away we see him still gazing across the darkling cellars of the station with that untroubled gleam of condescension, his eyes seeming (as we look back at them) as large and white and unspeculative as billiard balls.

    Plum Pudding Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended & Seasoned Christopher Morley 1923

  • They were huddled close together; their eyes, a cloudy unspeculative blue, were only just opened.

    Where the Blue Begins Christopher Morley 1923

  • It could take this attitude toward minorities because it was so confident of having the great American majority at its back, hearty, kindly, fair-intentioned, but self-satisfied and unspeculative.

    Chapter 7. Mark Twain 1921

  • Thou art a Didymus, Bardolph; -- an incredulous paynim, a most unspeculative rogue!

    The Line of Love Dizain des Mariages James Branch Cabell 1918


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