Contemplation

Definition of Contemplation

Con`tem`pla´tion
n.1.The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study.
In contemplation of created things,
By steps we may ascend to God.
- Milton.
Contemplation is keeping the idea which is brought into the mind for some time actually in view.
- Locke.
2.Holy meditation.
To live in prayer and contemplation.
- Shak.
3.The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing.
In contemplation of returning at an early date, he left.
- Reid.
To have in contemplation
to inted or purpose, or to have under consideration.

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