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 Meanings and Examples of CONTEMPLATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
contemplate
 v.  look at attentively and thoughtfully; observe deep in thought
Classic Sentence: (154 in 11 pages)
1  I did not, like him, attempt a critical knowledge of their dialects, for I did not contemplate making any other use of them than temporary amusement.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
2  From the tortures of my own heart, I turned to contemplate the deep and voiceless grief of my Elizabeth.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
3  For a moment my soul was elevated from its debasing and miserable fears to contemplate the divine ideas of liberty and self sacrifice of which these sights were the monuments and the remembrancers.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
4  It is truly painful to contemplate mankind in such an aspect, Master Copperfield, but our reception was, decidedly, cool.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP
5  The duty done, and act of reparation performed, which can alone enable me to contemplate my fellow mortal, I shall be known no more.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
6  I could think of the past now, gravely, but not bitterly; and could contemplate the future in a brave spirit.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. RETURN
7  Alexey Alexandrovitch could not without horror contemplate the idea of a pistol aimed at himself, and had never made use of any weapon in his life.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 13
8  Jean Valjean rested his elbow on the knob at the head of the bed, and his brow on his hand, and began to contemplate the motionless body of Fantine, which lay extended there.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—AUTHORITY REASSERTS ITS RIGHTS
9  She shut herself up, which her rule allowed her to do, and hid herself, every time that she desired to contemplate it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IX—A CENTURY UNDER A GUIMPE
10  To contemplate is to labor, to think is to act.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VIII—FAITH, LAW
11  In the meanwhile, love and suffer, hope and contemplate.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—A HEART BENEATH A STONE
12  Everywhere upon it we have the right of light, we contemplate its beauties, we lay bare its defects.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—THE TWO DUTIES: TO WATCH AND TO HOPE
13  It is all over with me when I contemplate you.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—FULL LIGHT
14  There was an orgy of grabbing and over all there was a cold cynicism about open theft in high places that was chilling to contemplate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
15  Most fearful they are to contemplate, the expenses of this entertainment.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
Example Sentence:
1  He used to contemplate the problem from all sides.
2  The possibility of war is too horrifying to contemplate.
3  For a time he contemplated a career as an army medical doctor.
4  The government has contemplated reforming the entire tax system.
5  The doctor contemplated the difficult operation he had to perform.
6  You're too young to be contemplating retirement.
7  He went on to intimate that he was indeed contemplating a shake-up of the company.
8  He stood there contemplating the stars in the sky.
9  The organization has accused the Norwegian government of endangering a rare area of the Arctic sea by contemplating oil exploration there.
10  Each morning the priest spent an hour in quiet contemplation.
11  She remained absorbed in ecstatic contemplation.
12  She was lost in contemplation of the scene in front of her.
13  I think my psyche is a contradictory mixture of adventurism and contemplative caution.
14  Withdrawing from the world, Thomas Merton joined a contemplative religious order and adopted the monastic life.
15  Martin is a quiet, contemplative sort of chap.