Contemplation
Contemplation Con`tem*pla"tion, n. [F. contemplation, L. contemplatio.] 1. The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study. [1913 Webster]

In contemplation of created things, By steps we may ascend to God. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Contemplation is keeping the idea which is brought into the mind for some time actually in view. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. Holy meditation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To live in prayer and contemplation. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing. [1913 Webster]

In contemplation of returning at an early date, he left. --Reid. [1913 Webster]

{To have in contemplation}, to inted or purpose, or to have under consideration. [1913 Webster]


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