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contemplative


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contemplative  \Con*tem"pla*tive\,  a.  [F.  contemplatif  L. 
  contemplativus.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  contemplation;  addicted  to  or  employed  in 
  contemplation;  meditative. 
 
  Fixed  and  contemplative  their  looks  --Denham. 
 
  2.  Having  the  power  of  contemplation;  as  contemplative 
  faculties.  --Ray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contemplative  \Con*tem"pla*tive\,  n.  (R.  C.  Ch.) 
  A  religious  or  either  sex  devoted  to  prayer  and  meditation, 
  rather  than  to  active  works  of  charity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contemplative 
  adj  :  persistently  or  morbidly  thoughtful  [syn:  {brooding},  {broody}, 
  {meditative},  {musing},  {pensive},  {pondering},  {reflective}, 
  {ruminative}] 




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