[kon-tuh m-pleyt, -tem-]
- to look at or view with continued attention; observe or study thoughtfully: to contemplate the stars.
- to consider thoroughly; think fully or deeply about: to contemplate a difficult problem.
- to have as a purpose; intend.
- to have in view as a future event: to contemplate buying a new car.
- to think studiously; meditate; consider deliberately.
Origin of contemplate
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1. gaze at, behold, regard, survey. 2. study, ponder. 3. design, plan.
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Examples from the Web for uncontemplated
I like not this sudden and uncontemplated visit to Castle Dacre.The Young Duke
Clarendon is now very hot on this war, which he fancies is to produce great and uncontemplated effects.The Greville Memoirs (Third Part) Volume I (of II)
Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville
- to think about intently and at length; consider calmly
- (intr) to think intently and at length, esp for spiritual reasons; meditate
- to look at thoughtfully; observe pensively
- to have in mind as a possibilityto contemplate changing jobs
C16: from Latin contemplāre, from templum temple 1
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Word Origin and History for uncontemplated
1590s, from Latin contemplatus, past participle of contemplari "survey, observe" (see contemplation). Related: Contemplated; contemplating.
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