What is contemplate?

  • (verb): Consider as a possibility.
    Example: "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on contemplate:

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 culture and progressive ... Contemplate is published annually by the Center for Cultural Judaism ...
Marie Of St Peter
... had a vision in which Jesus told her "Those who will contemplate the wounds on My Face here on earth, shall contemplate it radiant in heaven." She wrote that Jesus told her "Those who will ...

More definitions of "contemplate":

  • (verb): Look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought.
    Example: "Contemplate one's navel"
  • (verb): Think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes.
    Synonyms: study, meditate

Famous quotes containing the word contemplate:

    When I contemplate the accumulation of guilt and remorse which, like a garbage-can, I carry through life, and which is fed not only by the lightest action but by the most harmless pleasure, I feel Man to be of all living things the most biologically incompetent and ill-organized. Why has he acquired a seventy years’ life-span only to poison it incurably by the mere being of himself? Why has he thrown Conscience, like a dead rat, to putrefy in the well?
    Cyril Connolly (1903–1974)

    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)

    It will be seen that we contemplate a time when man’s will shall be law to the physical world, and he shall no longer be deterred by such abstractions as time and space, height and depth, weight and hardness, but shall indeed be the lord of creation.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)