introspect introspect  /ˈɪn trə ˌspɛkt/


  • (v) reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings

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  1. We have license to run and hide, hold the mail, introspect; but there is something about this year that calls us to do the opposite.
  2. These Restless Heads, concerned with Poictesme only in introspect, is his first book written over the decapitated signature Branch Cabell.
  3. I for one am really impressed by your ability to introspect, as demonstrated by your public writings over the last two years.



  1. "So much for the good news! To complete the picture we must introspect and recognise that there is a great deal of public dissatisfaction with the functioning of government, at all levels," said Singh. "This challenge the civil service must...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: (blog)

  2. Commenting on the recent incidents where senior leaders went public about the reasons for the BJP defeat, Singh said: "It is time to introspect. We are analysing the factors behind the unsatisfactory performance, but that does not mean we start...
    on Jul 26, 2009 By: Rajnath Singh Source:

  3. "I have always maintained that CoCom meetings are good opportunities to introspect and review what needed to be done to achieve set milestones and timelines," Kalmadi said.
    on Dec 14, 2009 By: Suresh Kalmadi Source: Times of India

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