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contemplation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contemplation  \Con`tem*pla"tion\,  n.  [F.  contemplation,  L. 
  contemplatio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  the  mind  in  considering  with  attention; 
  continued  attention  of  the  mind  to  a  particular  subject; 
  meditation;  musing;  study. 
 
  In  contemplation  of  created  things  By  steps  we  may 
  ascend  to  God.  --Milton. 
 
  Contemplation  is  keeping  the  idea  which  is  brought 
  into  the  mind  for  some  time  actually  in  view. 
  --Locke. 
 
  2.  Holy  meditation.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  live  in  prayer  and  contemplation.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  looking  forward  to  an  event  as  about  to  happen; 
  expectation;  the  act  of  intending  or  purposing. 
 
  In  contemplation  of  returning  at  an  early  date,  he 
  left  --Reid. 
 
  {To  have  in  contemplation},  to  inted  or  purpose,  or  to  have 
  under  consideration. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contemplation 
  n  1:  a  long  and  thoughtful  observation 
  2:  a  calm  lengthy  intent  consideration  [syn:  {meditation},  {reflection}, 
  {reflexion},  {rumination},  {musing},  {thoughtfulness}] 




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