Origin of contemplative
Examples from the Web for contemplative
But it was that period in her life, when her career was just taking shape, that produces her most contemplative answers.Diane von Furstenberg: How I Learned to Love My Wrap Dress|Lizzie Crocker|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I found their melancholy inviting and I appreciated their contemplative, lonely world.
Though the scene is spare, the effect is powerful: bright, solemn, contemplative.Photographer Raymond Depardon Captures the ‘Sweet Moments’|Sarah Moroz|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But which I think has been slightly overstated – there's a contemplative upside to living in and among minimal sculptural forms.
The spokesman for the office said that Jalics is leading a contemplative retreat until May 10, and cannot be reached.
It does violence even to that minimum of intellectual eagerness which is the portion of a contemplative mind.The Galaxy, June 1877|Various
The eyes were large and gray, the expression that of a contemplative savant, with a faint dash of irony in their glance.Ghosts I Have Seen|Violet Tweedale
Consequently it is not comprised in our division of life into the active and the contemplative.On Prayer and The Contemplative Life|St. Thomas Aquinas
Especially on the contemplative side of life, education does great things for us; or would do, if we gave it the chance.The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day|Evelyn Underhill
But there is a poetic Arcadia none the less, the real Arcadia mirrored in a contemplative mind.Soliloquies in England|George Santayana
British Dictionary definitions for contemplative
Word Origin and History for contemplative
mid-14c., from Old French contemplatif (12c.), from Latin contemplativus, from contemplat-, past participle stem of contemplari (see contemplation).