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self-contemplation

[self-kon-tuh m-pley-shuh n, self-]
noun
  1. the act or process of thinking about oneself or one's values, beliefs, behavior, etc.
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Historical Examples of self-contemplation

  • Self-contemplation provides him with immense material for investigation.

    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Georg Brandes

  • Ethel saw the truth of what her friend had said of the morbid habit of self-contemplation.

    The Daisy Chain

    Charlotte Yonge

  • Seeing Huntington absorbed in self-contemplation she gravitated in his direction.

    The Bachelors

    William Dana Orcutt

  • On the contrary, it leads rather to self-contemplation and a brooding over miseries.

  • When self-contemplation has reached its highest degree of abstraction, the state of Nirwana is induced.