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:

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 radiant in heaven." She wrote that Jesus told her "Th ...
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 ... Contemplate is published annually by the Center for Cultural Judaism ...

More definitions of "contemplate":

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

Famous quotes containing the word contemplate:

    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)

    Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.
    Paul Theroux (b. 1941)

    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)