introspection

[ in-truh-spek-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF introspection
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTROSPECTION

Let us proceed at once to test our conclusion by introspection.

We begin with introspection and the eternities, and end in blood and iron.

Perhaps it was his innate feeling, his deep sense of introspection.

The great Thunderer had, as it were, gone into a condition of introspection.

The criticism of introspection has been in the main the work of American psychologists.

So far as I can judge by introspection, this does occur in practice.

She was slow, given to introspection, thoughtful, and not very strong.

He despised Alice for the brutal veracity of her introspection.

This tendency sprang primarily no doubt from his own introspection.

Such moments of introspection were few and far between, it is true.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, noun of action from past participle stem of Latin introspicere "to look into, look at," from intro- "inward" (see intro-) + specere "to look at" (see scope (n.1)).

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