verb (used with object), con·tem·plat·ed, con·tem·plat·ing.
verb (used without object), con·tem·plat·ed, con·tem·plat·ing.
- contemplative order,
Origin of contemplate
Examples from the Web for contemplated
Lennox got so much hate mail, she contemplated quitting social media altogether.
"For the first time I contemplated my mortality and whether I had accomplished all I wanted," he told me.
About eight months after Rosenberg died, Rivers contemplated suicide herself.
Three special operations officials say rescue missions to bring him back were contemplated multiple times over the years.The Real Reason the U.S. Didn’t Rescue Bowe Bergdahl|Kimberly Dozier|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And he seems to have persuaded at least one to attempt a crime the future defendant otherwise might not have contemplated.How Sabu the Hacker Rat Manipulated a Good-Hearted Judge|Michael Daly|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is not to be supposed that Mr. Mason contemplated the probable renewal of hostilities without great anxiety.Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader|R. M. Ballantyne
Captain Hobson, who had evidently not contemplated this contingency, expressed the hope that no such reaction would take place.The Treaty of Waitangi|T. Lindsay Buick
They contemplated making their battle-grounds on Northern soil.A History of the Ninth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry|Marion Morrison
No one is content to accept the contemplated union, should it be accomplished, as exhaustive.The War and Unity|Various
Could it be that they contemplated putting their horrible design into execution on the very first evening of our voyage?The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales|Arthur Conan Doyle
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for contemplate
1590s, from Latin contemplatus, past participle of contemplari "survey, observe" (see contemplation). Related: Contemplated; contemplating.