CONTEMPLATIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONTEMPLATIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
contemplative
 a.  deeply or seriously thoughtful
Classic Sentence: (154 in 11 pages)
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.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
2  Her ladyship lapsed into contemplative silence, soothed by the brandy.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
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.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
4  Porthos pretended that this occupation was proof of a reflective and contemplative organization, and he had brought him away without any other recommendation.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 7 THE INTERIOR* OF THE MUSKETEERS
5  Athos walked about in a contemplative mood.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 44 THE UTILITY OF STOVEPIPES
6  For to-day he felt that he had earned opportunities for contemplative repose.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 17
7  While my companion contemplated with a serious and satisfied spirit the magnificent appearances of things, I delighted in investigating their causes.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
8  I contemplated the lake: the waters were placid; all around was calm; and the snowy mountains, 'the palaces of nature,' were not changed.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
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.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
10  The duration of my absence was left to my own choice; a few months, or at most a year, was the period contemplated.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
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.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter II
12  As I fixed my eyes hopelessly on Joe, Joe contemplated me in dismay.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter IX
13  This was my homely thought, as I contemplated the box-tree.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XI
14  And then we contemplated one another afresh, and laughed again.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
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.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXX
Example Sentence:
1  I think my psyche is a contradictory mixture of adventurism and contemplative caution.
2  Withdrawing from the world, Thomas Merton joined a contemplative religious order and adopted the monastic life.
3  Martin is a quiet, contemplative sort of chap.
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  Each morning the priest spent an hour in quiet contemplation.
14  She remained absorbed in ecstatic contemplation.
15  She was lost in contemplation of the scene in front of her.