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Definition of Contemplate

Contemplate

  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.
  2. To consider or have in view, as contingent or probable; to look forward to; to purpose; to intend.
  3. To consider or think studiously; to ponder; to reflect; to muse; to meditate.

Contemplate Quotations

One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.
Victor Hugo

Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
Thomas Aquinas

Love and hate have a magical transforming power. They are the great soul changers. We grow through their exercise into the likeness of what we contemplate.
George William Russell

To contemplate is to look at shadows.
Victor Hugo

Your sweetheart calls you by another's name. His eyes linger too long on your best friend. He talks with excitement about a girl at work. And the fire catches. Jealousy - that sickening combination of possessiveness, suspicion, rage, and humiliation - can overtake your mind and threaten your very core as you contemplate your rival.
Helen Fisher
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Contemplate Translations

contemplate in French is contemplez, contempler, contemplons, contemplent
contemplate in Italian is considerare
contemplate in Latin is prospicio
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