CONTEMPLATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONTEMPLATION
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contemplation
 n.  act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; expectation
Classic Sentence: (154 in 11 pages)
1  Bishop," said he, with a slowness which probably arose more from his dignity of soul than from the failing of his strength, "I have passed my life in meditation, study, and contemplation.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE BISHOP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN UNKNOWN LIGHT
2  To all appearance, he seemed to be occupied in the constant contemplation of something terrible.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
3  Her song, and the contemplation of her daughters, prevented her hearing and seeing what was going on in the street.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
4  There is nothing more terrible in existence than this sort of contemplation.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
5  Although their concord had only evil as its result, there was contemplation in Madame Thenardier's submission to her husband.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
6  Cosette placed Catherine on a chair, then seated herself on the floor in front of her, and remained motionless, without uttering a word, in an attitude of contemplation.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
7  It was during one of these periods of contemplation that the Thenardier joined her.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—THENARDIER AND HIS MANOEUVRES
8  Let us not confine ourselves to prostrating ourselves before the tree of creation, and to the contemplation of its branches full of stars.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER V—PRAYER
9  To tell the truth, he inclined a little too much to the side of contemplation.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—MARIUS GROWN UP
10  It is to this point that philosophy and progress tend, with all their organs simultaneously, by their amelioration of the real, as well as by their contemplation of the absolute.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE LOWEST DEPTHS
11  It was a sort of admiration at a distance, a mute contemplation, the deification of a stranger.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE BATTLE BEGUN
12  Jean Valjean was fascinated by the contemplation of those tiny fingers on that flower, and forgetful of everything in the radiance emitted by that child.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE CHAIN-GANG
13  This contemplation was fatal to him.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—MOTHER PLUTARQUE FINDS NO DIFFICULTY IN EXPLAI...
14  Love has contemplation as well as heaven, and more than heaven, it has voluptuousness.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—A HEART BENEATH A STONE
15  She resumed her contemplation of the book.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—COSETTE AFTER THE LETTER
Example Sentence:
1  Each morning the priest spent an hour in quiet contemplation.
2  She remained absorbed in ecstatic contemplation.
3  She was lost in contemplation of the scene in front of her.
4  For a time he contemplated a career as an army medical doctor.
5  The government has contemplated reforming the entire tax system.
6  The doctor contemplated the difficult operation he had to perform.
7  You're too young to be contemplating retirement.
8  He went on to intimate that he was indeed contemplating a shake-up of the company.
9  He stood there contemplating the stars in the sky.
10  The organization has accused the Norwegian government of endangering a rare area of the Arctic sea by contemplating oil exploration there.
11  He used to contemplate the problem from all sides.
12  The possibility of war is too horrifying to contemplate.
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.