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Synonyms for contemplation
ˌkɒn təmˈpleɪ ʃən, -tɛm-con·tem·pla·tion

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  1. contemplationnoun

    The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study.


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  1. contemplationnoun

    a long and thoughtful observation

    musing, rumination, thoughtfulness, reflexion, reflection

  2. contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulnessnoun

    a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

    mirror image, expression, reflexion, reflectivity, manifestation, considerateness, thoughtfulness, rumination, consideration, observation, musing, reflection

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  1. contemplationnoun

    reflection, meditation, cogitation, lucubration, deliberation, study, thought, speculation, pondering

  2. contemplationnoun

    view, prospect, prospective

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    i, ras cardo will say this truth. All my works as posted online or off are in my copyright control before you see them.I will also add-if some humans could stop looking at other human beings- as property- for sale or let, then will the world be on its road to peaceful co-existence of the races. Until then, there will continue to be strife and hatred and death! for in the minds of men exists the contemplation to do evil.

  2. Jacob Bronowski:

    The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.

  3. Émile Durkheim:

    Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    The physicist cannot simply surrender to the philosopher the critical contemplation of the theoretical foundations for he himself knows best and feels most surely where the shoe pinches.... he must try to make clear in his own mind just how far the concepts which he uses are justified... The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

  5. Teresa of Ávila:

    Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it. As soon you apply yourself to orison, you will at once feel your senses gather themselves together: they seem like bees which return to the hive and there shut themselves up to work at the making of honey. At the first call of the will, they come back more and more quickly. At last, after countless exercises, of this kind, God disposes them to a state of utter rest and of perfect contemplation.

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  • تفكُّرArabic
  • очакване, съзерцание, размишлениеBulgarian
  • meditace, rozjímáníCzech
  • KontemplationGerman
  • تفکرPersian
  • tutkiskelu, suunnittelu, mietiskelyFinnish
  • contemplationFrench
  • चिंतनHindi
  • ಚಿಂತನೆKannada
  • bespiegeling, overweging, beschouwingDutch
  • kontemplacjaPolish
  • благочестивые размышления, медитация, размышление, предвкушение, созерцание, раздумьеRussian
  • sozercanjeSerbo-Croatian
  • غور کرنا۔Urdu
  • 沉思Chinese

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