contemplation

Part of speech: noun

The act of contemplating; meditation.

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Usage examples "contemplation":

  1. He could not bear the contemplation of the three girls with the weight of Esther on his mind. - "The Altar Steps", Compton MacKenzie.
  2. She evidently was not hearing a word her father said, being lost in the contemplation of the perfect evening costume of the newest assistant in Professor Marshall's department. - "The Bent Twig", Dorothy Canfield.
  3. Then she glanced at the ring on her finger which Emmet had given her, and for a while she forgot everything else, fixed in contemplation. - "The Mayor of Warwick", Herbert M. Hopkins.