contemplation meaning

Pronunciation:   "contemplation" in a sentence
Noun: contemplation  `kóntum'pleyshun
  1. A long and thoughtful observation 
  2. A calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    - reflection, reflexion [Brit], rumination, musing, thoughtfulness

Derived forms: contemplations

See also: contemplate

Type of: consideration, stare

Encyclopedia: Contemplation


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  1. she was averse to the contemplation of death.
  2. he returned to his contemplation of the fire.
  3. i am sorry to interrupt your contemplations.
  4. truth is properly no more than contemplation.
  5. i am quite content with philosophic contemplation.

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