Definition of contemplation
1a : concentration on spiritual things as a form of private devotionb : a state of mystical awareness of God's being
2 : an act of considering with attention : study made the decision after much contemplation
3 : the act of regarding steadily was lost in quiet contemplation of the scene
Examples of contemplation in a Sentence
contemplation of the meaning of life
He goes to the forest to spend time in contemplation of nature.
She was lost in quiet contemplation of the scene.
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A long-limbed former actor and recovering addict, Beisner carries himself with the serenity of someone used to sitting cross-legged for very long periods of contemplation.
Both North Korea and China featured in his quick-fire bout of contemplation.
Now, as the next morning ran hotly toward noon, Moral Hazard lay down on the fire escape in deep contemplation of how nothing really is new under the sun.
These Victorian-era gurus, notably Swami Vivekananda, spread their version of yoga worldwide as a proudly Indian way to achieve a higher level of understanding through contemplation.
A thunderous bass line and a skanking rhythm guitar fade in, subtly growing louder, when Carly Barrett's kick drum gives way to Bob's heart-wrenching vocals on this somewhat forlorn contemplation on life's injustices.
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Hundreds stood in quiet contemplation at St. Ann’s Square, where a sea of cards, flowers and balloons has grown into an impromptu memorial site for those killed and injured in the blast.
Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra said her decision was a difficult one and took half a year of contemplation.
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CONTEMPLATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of contemplation for English Language Learners
: the act of thinking deeply about something
: the act of looking carefully at something
CONTEMPLATION Defined for Kids
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