1 But here he was interrupted by his fair physician, a smile which she could scarce suppress dimpling for an instant a face, whose general expression was that of contemplative melancholy.
2 Her ladyship lapsed into contemplative silence, soothed by the brandy.
3 In his singular character the dual nature alternately asserted itself, and his extreme exactness and astuteness represented, as I have often thought, the reaction against the poetic and contemplative mood which occasionally predominated in him.
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4 Porthos pretended that this occupation was proof of a reflective and contemplative organization, and he had brought him away without any other recommendation.
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5 Athos walked about in a contemplative mood.
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6 For to-day he felt that he had earned opportunities for contemplative repose.
7 While my companion contemplated with a serious and satisfied spirit the magnificent appearances of things, I delighted in investigating their causes.
8 I contemplated the lake: the waters were placid; all around was calm; and the snowy mountains, 'the palaces of nature,' were not changed.
9 I retired to rest at night; my slumbers, as it were, waited on and ministered to by the assemblance of grand shapes which I had contemplated during the day.
10 The duration of my absence was left to my own choice; a few months, or at most a year, was the period contemplated.
11 At last, I desperately considered that the thing I contemplated must be done, and that it had best be done in the least improbable manner consistent with the circumstances.
12 As I fixed my eyes hopelessly on Joe, Joe contemplated me in dismay.
13 This was my homely thought, as I contemplated the box-tree.
14 And then we contemplated one another afresh, and laughed again.
15 As we contemplated the fire, and as I thought what a difficult vision to realize this same Capital sometimes was, I put my hands in my pockets.