Part of speech: adjective

Given or pertaining to contemplation.

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Usage examples "contemplative":

  1. His must be a fine nature- a contemplative mind imbued with a true love of literature, and a kindness of heart that melts and makes those of others melt, for the evils to which its votaries are exposed. - "The Idler in France", Marguerite Gardiner.
  2. It may even be that they to some extent still follow their old wishes and aims, trifling with them, as it were, for the sake of appearances; all the while really and seriously looking for nothing but instruction; a process which lends them an air of genius, a trait of something contemplative and sublime. - "Counsels and Maxims From The Essays Of Arthur Schopenhauer", Arthur Schopenhauer.
  3. He, who had pictured to himself a calm and delightful solitude, wherein he could give himself up entirely to his studious and contemplative tastes. - "A Woodland Queen, Complete", Andre Theuriet Last Updated: March 3, 2009.