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contemplating

verb
present participle of contemplate

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2 to have in mind as a purpose or goal
  • he waited patiently, contemplating revenge all the while

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“Contemplating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contemplating. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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