contemplate contemplate  /ˈkɑn təm ˌpleɪt/


  1. (v) look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought
  2. (v) consider as a possibility
  3. (v) think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
  4. (v) reflect deeply on a subject

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  1. Unmistaken Child inevitably leads you to consider the material world and to contemplate the balance in your own life between physical gratification and spirituality.
  2. For a while it is pleasant enough to contemplate these loose ends, and to tease from them the possible contours of a story.
  3. In a secretly recorded call, Roland Burris seemed to contemplate ways to raise money for Illinoiss disgraced governor without appearing to try to buy the Senate seat.


  1. Seeking support: Humane Society asks for community’s backing in wake of theft allegations

    MICHIGAN CITY — The recent arrest of the Michiana Humane Society and SPCA’s director of operations for class C felony counts of forgery and theft in excess of $100,000 has prompted several La Porte County residents to express concern and contemplate removing their volunteered time and donated money from the organization.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Michigan City News-Dispatch

  2. The 20 Worst Tattoos in World Football

    The decision to get a tattoo, a drawing that will be a part of your body until your dying day, is a big one and should not be taken lightly. But that doesn't stop footballers having any old scribble scarred onto their person at the drop of a hat. When your career will probably only last 20 years of your life, like it does for footballers, it is hard to fully contemplate what a full-term choice a ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Mount Vernon grabs improbable soccer title

    Lucas Belanger stood stock-still on the goal line, trying not to contemplate the surreal images swirling in front of him. He watched an opponent advance hesitantly forward, as if in slow motion, to a spot precisely 12 yards in front of him.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Fairfax County Times


  1. The law, Walton said in court documents, "does not appear to contemplate a situation in which a defendant may be placed under supervised release without first completing a term of incarceration."
    on Jul 3, 2007 By: Reggie B Walton Source: Forbes

  2. "I'm not going to pretend that we're even going to contemplate saving you," said Simon Cowell.
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Simon Cowell Source: FOXNews

  3. "I have always believed I would finish my career as a Toronto Maple Leaf, so the actual request was still a very difficult one for me to contemplate," Sundin said in a statement."
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Mats Sundin Source: Chicago Tribune

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