Origin of contemplation
Related Words for contemplationmeditation, reflection, reverie, deliberation, study, intention, rumination, design, musing, ambition, consideration, plan, cogitation, purpose, observation, scrutiny, survey, examination, inspection, viewing
Examples from the Web for contemplation
Contemporary Examples of contemplation
Contemplation and meditation are not just for monks and hermits.
He went, and the experience “launched me into a lifelong passion for spirituality, meditation, and contemplation,” he said.
Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death is both a contemplation of these facts and a reflection upon living with them for decades.How Do You Write About the Holocaust?
May 5, 2013
“Concentration and contemplation are still on the surface,” he explains.David Lynch Discusses Transcendental Meditation in Los Angeles
April 7, 2013
Birthdays can be moments of contemplation, reexamination, and reinvention.Happy Birthday, Fatah?
January 9, 2013
Historical Examples of contemplation
The truth could not be concealed, nor the contemplation of it avoided.Fragments from The Journal of a Solitary Man
Raising his eyes from a contemplation of the heels in front of him, he saw Belle Langdon.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
I wasn't so enamoured with the ancients as I thought I was; but I was enamoured with your contemplation of my pose.Quaint Courtships
The contemplation of the infirm and lonely steed overcame him.The Secret Agent
A state of mind produced by contemplation of a neighbor's uneasiness.The Devil's Dictionary
c.1200, "religious musing," from Old French contemplation or directly from Latin contemplationem (nominative contemplatio) "act of looking at," from contemplat-, past participle stem of contemplari "to gaze attentively, observe," originally "to mark out a space for observation" (as an augur does). From com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + templum "area for the taking of auguries" (see temple (n.1)).