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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTEMPLATE

Now and then she would stop suddenly to contemplate the vision she had created.

I was resolved that if he did contemplate such injustice, I should put a stop to it.

Those who contemplate such a step should pray for God's guidance.

That part of your friend which it is your privilege to contemplate in your adversity.

What a noble end and aim it was to contemplate in the attainment truly!

It is desirable that you should contemplate it in its true proportions.

He must contemplate what the Hebrew poets call the works of His hands.

I tried to contemplate the death-struggle with equanimity, but could not.

Are these exertions that Imogen ought to contemplate with indifference?

You contemplate them from a height, and rail at them with a most impressive bitterness.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Latin contemplatus, past participle of contemplari "survey, observe" (see contemplation). Related: Contemplated; contemplating.

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