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contemplative

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given to or marked by long, quiet thinking
  • a contemplative person who likes to go on solitary walks
  • the contemplative life of the monks at the abbey

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The first known use of contemplative was in the 14th century

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contemplative

contemporaneous

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“Contemplative.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contemplative. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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