contemplation


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an act of directing the eyes on an object

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In my contemplation, he stood as the ideal of his class.
My poor little sister-in-law is breaking her heart by mere contemplation of your physical and moral beauty.
Wragge sat lost in contemplation of one of her own thumbs, and shook her head over it, as if it failed to satisfy her.
I saw this, within the first minute of my contemplation of the patient; for, in her restless strivings she had turned over on her face on the edge of the bed, had drawn the end of the scarf into her mouth, and was in danger of suffocation.
I expressed my pleasure in the contemplation of it, and little Em'ly was emboldened to say, shyly,
Not only that, but I felt convinced that Miss Havisham too would not be understood; and although she was perfectly incomprehensible to me, I entertained an impression that there would be something coarse and treacherous in my dragging her as she really was (to say nothing of Miss Estella) before the contemplation of Mrs.
His life had reduced itself to the functions of weaving and hoarding, without any contemplation of an end towards which the functions tended.
Call the Templar yonder, and let him fight but half so well for his life as he has done for his Order Make thou to the walls thyself with thy huge body Let me do my poor endeavour in my own way, and I tell thee the Saxon outlaws may as well attempt to scale the clouds, as the castle of Torquilstone; or, if you will treat with the banditti, why not employ the mediation of this worthy franklin, who seems in such deep contemplation of the wine-flagon?
The workmen would lose nothing but the contemplation of our elegant persons, exquisite manners, and refined tastes.
But being of an excellent understanding, much improved by contemplation and converse, he at last arrived at a competent knowledge of what human nature, in our parts of the world, is capable to perform, and desired I would give him some particular account of that land which we call Europe, but especially of my own country.
I hold that, in contemplation of universal law and of the Constitution, the Union of these States is perpetual.
On the other hand, it will be equally forgotten that the vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty; that, in the contemplation of a sound and well-informed judgment, their interest can never be separated; and that a dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government.
They who well consider the history of similar divisions and confederacies will find abundant reason to apprehend that those in contemplation would in no other sense be neighbors than as they would be borderers; that they would neither love nor trust one another, but on the contrary would be a prey to discord, jealousy, and mutual injuries; in short, that they would place us exactly in the situations in which some nations doubtless wish to see us, viz.
Perhaps such a plan of constructing the several departments would be less difficult in practice than it may in contemplation appear.
I neglected my clients and my own business to give myself to the contemplation of the mysteries which I had once beheld, yet which I could impart to no one, and found daily more difficult to reproduce even before my own mental vision.