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Contemplation meaning

contemplation - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study.
  2. 2. Holy meditation.
  3. 3. The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing.
  4. 4. Act of contemplating; meditation.

contemplation - examples of usage

  1. Laying aside the manuscript, she hastily grasped the old shoes, and remained for a moment dumb in contemplation of them. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. It was in contemplation at the time likewise to raise two regiments of state troops to be attached to Marion's brigade, and for this purpose all the horses fit for cavalry were impressed, except those of men actually in service. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. The matter had not been fully considered; but I think Mr. Leask had it in contemplation to make some change, because the Yell people were not altogether satisfied with the state of matters at that time. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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