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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It is also an early investor in the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, which was last valued by its private investors at $8 billion and is reportedly contemplating an IPO, possibly early next year.A16z is now managing $16.5 billion, after announcing two new funds|Natasha Mascarenhas|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
Soonin Ham offers overlapped contrapuntal images that conjure a fading past, while Alan Sislen and Van Pulley contemplate vast landscapes veiled by, respectively, mist or sunlight.In the galleries: The Washington colorists and the CIA|Mark Jenkins|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
It is not clear what next steps he is contemplating or when they might happen.New York Court Officials Complete Rare Review of Cases Handled by Judge Forced Into Retirement by Dementia|by Joe Sexton|November 20, 2020|ProPublica
Some said the threats ultimately strengthened their resolve to run for office, but many worried that women contemplating a future in politics would be deterred by the possibility of harassment – or worse.Women Politicians Across the County Say They’ve Faced Harassment, Threats|Kayla Jimenez|November 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Some said they have contemplated taking their own lives because of the stress.People with Developmental Disabilities Were Promised Help. Instead, They Face Delays and Denials.|by Amy Silverman for Arizona Daily Star, with data analysis by Alex Devoid, Arizona Daily Star|November 5, 2020|ProPublica
As it was, The Affair ended its first season last night with me contemplating hurling my television out of the window.What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale|Tim Teeman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The R-turned-D Navy man and ex-senator is contemplating a 2016 run.Wait a Minute, Clinton Coronators—Here Comes Jim Webb|Eleanor Clift|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And I can tap and tap and tap and yo and yo and yo, contemplating or not contemplating the inanity that is this life.
Contemplating spicing up your sex life with a homemade XXX-film?So You Want to be a Porn Star? Inside the Sex Tape Phenomenon|Aurora Snow|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And here you are contemplating your future in a very public forum.‘Boyhood’ Star Ellar Coltrane: An Astonishing Debut 12 Years in the Making|Kevin Fallon|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lindsay stood in the center of the room, contemplating the door which led backward into the rest of the apartment.Out of the Air|Inez Haynes Irwin
So she remained for hours looking about her, musing, contemplating.The Bibliotaph|Leon H. Vincent
Hundreds and thousands and millions have lost their reason in contemplating the monstrous falsehoods of Chris- tianity.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
The god is often made as if contemplating its sexual organs.The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races|Sanger Brown, II
The doctor, with folded arms, kept silent; he was contemplating the walls of ice, the medium altitude of which was over 300 feet.The English at the North Pole|Jules Verne