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Contemplation Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    contemplation n
  1. a long and thoughtful observation
  2. a calm lengthy intent consideration [syn: reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness]
Contemplation Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.

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  • Contemplation: The word contemplation comes from the Latin word contemplatio. Its root is also that of the Latin word templum, a piece of ground ...
  • Contemplation (Kafka): Contemplation, or Meditation (Betrachtung in German ) is a sequence of eighteen short stories by Franz Kafka written between 1904 and 1912 ...
  • Christian contemplation: Christian Contemplation involves a grasp of the reality of the presence of Jesus Christ . In contemplation, the I's gaze is directed by ...
  • Contemplations: Contemplations can refer to: Contemplations (poetry), a posthumous collection of poems by Anne Bradstreet Contemplations (music), work by ...
  • Contemplation (disambiguation): Contemplation is a type of prayer or meditation. In a non-religious sense, contemplation can also mean: an act of considering with ...
  • Mere Contemplations: Mere Contemplations is the third album by extreme metal band Enslavement of Beauty from Norway . The album was released in 2007 by INRI ...
  • Contemplation EP: The Contemplation EP is the first solo ep by jazz pianist Mike Garson, and was released in 2006 via his myspace site. Track listing ...

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* I pray you bear me henceforth from the noise and rumour of the field, where I may think the remnant of my thoughts in peace, and part of this body and my soul with contemplation and devout desires. - William Shakespeare

* Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience. - Randolph Bourne

* The contemplation of truth and beauty is the proper object for which we were created, which calls forth the most intense desires of the soul, and of which it never tires. - William Hazlitt


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