Definition of contemplation
- made the decision after much contemplation
- was lost in quiet contemplation of the scene
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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: the act of thinking deeply about something
: the act of looking carefully at something
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