meditate on/upon

phrasal verb

meditated on/upon; meditating on/upon; meditates on/upon
: to think about (something) carefully
She meditated on whether or not to return to school.
meditating upon the meaning of life

Examples of meditate on/upon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peck leaves room for viewers to meditate on the photographs, offering, though the voiceover, his own close readings. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 May 2024 After due diligence, go inward and meditate on each person. Rolling Stone Culture Council, Rolling Stone, 15 Apr. 2024 The poems lament gentrification, meditate on nature, and find joy in the gross and the weird. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 26 Mar. 2024 In addition to touching on locales like Peoria and Decatur, figures like Frank Lloyd Wright and Carl Sandburg, and esoterica like the 1893 Columbian Exposition’s White City, the album’s tracks meditate on love, loss, liberation, Christianity, mystery, and self-discovery. Jasper Davidoff, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Mar. 2024 Over a dreamy track punctuated by hard hip-hop drums, Blacko and Mabel meditate on healing and living drama free. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 8 Feb. 2024 The three-hour-and-26-minute running time of Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon gives the viewer ample time to meditate on the movie’s various weaknesses. Heather Wilhelm, National Review, 9 Nov. 2023 Celeste, one of the finest games to come out in the past decade, uses the challenge of its platforming to meditate on a life that successfully co-exists with anxiety. Keep Mario Weird, Vulture, 30 Oct. 2023 Both plays meditate on the paradox of how someone can be at once cursed and blessed. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2023

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“Meditate on/upon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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