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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contemplate  \Con"tem*plate\  (?;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Contemplated}  (#  or  #);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Contemplating}.] 
  [L.  contemplatus  p.  p.  of  contemplari  to  contemplate;  con-  + 
  templum  a  space  for  observation  marked  out  by  the  augur.  See 
  {Temple}.] 
  1.  To  look  at  on  all  sides  or  in  all  its  bearings;  to  view  or 
  consider  with  continued  attention;  to  regard  with 
  deliberate  care  to  meditate  on  to  study. 
 
  To  love,  at  least  contemplate  and  admire,  What  I  see 
  excellent.  --Milton. 
 
  We  thus  dilate  Our  spirits  to  the  size  of  that  they 
  contemplate.  --Byron. 
 
  2.  To  consider  or  have  in  view,  as  contingent  or  probable;  to 
  look  forward  to  to  purpose;  to  intend. 
 
  There  remain  some  particulars  to  complete  the 
  information  contemplated  by  those  resolutions.  --A. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  If  a  treaty  contains  any  stipulations  which 
  contemplate  a  state  of  future  war.  --Kent. 
 
  Syn:  To  view;  behold;  study;  ponder;  muse;  meditate  on 
  reflect  on  consider;  intend;  design;  plan  propose; 
  purpose.  See  {Meditate}. 




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