What does the word contemplate mean?

Usage examples for contemplate

  1. The judge, as it appeared, did not contemplate any result so grave and terrible as that. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  2. You know very well that while you are talking to me now you contemplate making your usual condition before crying quits, as you express it. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  3. It was sufficient for Dante to contemplate Beatrice from afar, as one might kneel before the picture of a saint. – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France