What is contemplate?

  • (verb): Look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought.
    Example: "Contemplate one's navel"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on contemplate:

Marie Of St Peter
... She said that in 1844 she had a vision in which Jesus told her "Those who will contemplate the wounds on My Face here on earth, shall contemplate it ...
Center For Cultural Judaism - Contemplate
... Since its debut in 2001, Contemplate The International Journal of Cultural Jewish Thought has published three volumes of essays, articles, and poetry about secular Jewish ... Contemplate is published annually by the Center for Cultural Judaism ...

More definitions of "contemplate":

  • (verb): Consider as a possibility.
    Example: "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"
  • (verb): Think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes.
    Synonyms: study, meditate

Famous quotes containing the word contemplate:

    The seashore is a sort of neutral ground, a most advantageous point from which to contemplate this world. It is even a trivial place. The waves forever rolling to the land are too far-traveled and untamable to be familiar. Creeping along the endless beach amid the sun-squall and the foam, it occurs to us that we, too, are the product of sea-slime.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Life deceives everyone except the individual who doesn’t contemplate it, the individual who demands nothing from it, the individual who serenely accepts its few gifts and serenely makes the most of them.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    It was a comfort in those succeeding days to sit up and contemplate the majestic panorama of mountains and valleys spread out below us and eat ham and hard boiled eggs while our spiritual natures reveled alternately in rainbows, thunderstorms, and peerless sunsets. Nothing helps scenery like ham and eggs.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)