verb (used with object), con·tem·plat·ed, con·tem·plat·ing.
verb (used without object), con·tem·plat·ed, con·tem·plat·ing.
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Robinhood, too, is said to be contemplating an IPO in the near future.A16z is now managing $16.5 billion, after announcing two new funds|Natasha Mascarenhas|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
About the same time, the Dutch physicist and astronomer Christiaan Huygens contemplated life on Venus.Hope for life on Venus survives for centuries against all odds|Tom Siegfried|September 25, 2020|Science News
It’s something that I have contemplated for quite some time.
From there it’s off to the Galápagos to hike, snorkel, and contemplate the miracle of life.
Most people have never even met a professional astronomer, let alone contemplated the details of such a strange career.
When he reaches a low point in his career, in 1997, he writes that he “even contemplated moving away from the sport completely.”
Nunes said he thinks the deal being contemplated could lead to disaster.Republican Hawks Already Have a War Plan for ISIS, Ukraine, and Obama|Eli Lake|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The White House may have contemplated dumping Joe Biden from the ticket.Where There’s Trouble, You’ll Usually Find Joe Biden|Lloyd Green|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
It is clear, therefore, that the reserve reduction contemplated by the act will not be realized in practice.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Ever since her unexpected good fortune, Mr. Rushmere had secretly contemplated Miss Watling as a very eligible wife for his son.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
His fall has been contemplated for some time, and even the possibility of his being arrested by some of our parties.
On extreme left, line has been pushed forward to specially strong point well beyond limit of advance originally contemplated.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
The chance had come in my way, but in anticipating it I had somehow always contemplated operating on some poor boy or old woman.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne