Notebook, 1993-



An act of considerating with attention . . . . Space marked out for observation . . . . To view or consider . . . . Regard steadily . . . . Expectation . . . . Devotion

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Contemplate vb [L contemplatus, pp. of conctemplari, fr. com- + templum space marked out for observation of auguries -more at Temple] vt [1537] 1: to view or consider with continuted attention: mediate on 2: to view as contingent or probable or as an end or intention -vi: Ponder, Mediate -syn. see Consider

Contemplation n [13c] 1 a: concentration on spiritual things as a form of private devotion b: a state of mystical awareness of God's being 2: an act of considering with attention: Study 3: the act of regarding steadily 4: Intention, Expectation

Contemplative adj [14c]: marked by or given to contemplation: specif: of or relating to a religious order devoted to prayer and penance

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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