in contemplation


: being thought about or considered
A lawsuit against the company is in contemplation.

Examples of in contemplation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Better to watch as an exercise in contemplation than storytelling; this is the work of a man pondering life from its endpoint. Alissa Wilkinson, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2023 Mary fled home in contemplation of her upcoming wedding to Brandan, while Kimberly settled into her new routine as a homemaker. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 In a film that flirts between reality and fantasy, Bisschop’s favorite scene is when Stanley, on the way to the moon, is upside down in his spacecraft and stares in contemplation at the void beyond, a streak of sunlight across his face. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 5 Apr. 2022 According to the Richmond County district attorney's office, the case has been adjourned in contemplation of dismissal, which means the charges will be dropped in six months if the man stays out of trouble. CBS News, 21 Sep. 2022 The sequence contains Bisschop’s favorite scene in the film, where Stanley, upside down in his spacecraft, stares in contemplation at the void beyond, a streak of sunlight across his face. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 5 Apr. 2022 Busse was joined by thousands of people from around the Washington region, the country and the world who are swarming the Tidal Basin for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, raising cameras, sprawling beneath bowing branches and sitting in contemplation on the basin’s banks. Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2022 The situation was the same for wine judges, who, more often than not, were men, decked out in their crisp white lab coats, swirling, sniffing, raising their eyebrows in contemplation and perhaps dabbing errant drops of Cabernet Sauvignon from their beards. Carey Sweet, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Mar. 2021 See More

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“In contemplation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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