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Synonyms for contemplative

thoughtful

Synonyms for contemplative

Synonyms for contemplative

a person devoted to the contemplative life

deeply or seriously thoughtful

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We also note that this courageous man acts as a friend to himself in contemplatively appreciating the excellence of his deed.
But before this can happen, the lover first has to discover the Beautiful contemplatively in an "indirect" manner at "lower" worldly levels: initially in the physical beauty of one beloved person, followed by its apprehension in the beautiful bodies of many beloveds.
When this intrinsic relationship between the moral virtues of humility and temperance, on the one hand, and the capacity of the human intellect to receive contemplatively the nature and end of things, on the other, is seen precisely as intrinsic, then we have successfully answered the question that I posed transcendentally earlier in the article, namely, "If reality were intelligible and purposive, what would be the necessary preconditions for grasping it adequately?
One and the same river can contemplatively empty into the sea, or actively flood, or be given to tidal bores.
Is there more to worshiping contemplatively than enduring interminable silence and inscrutable poetry?
The penultimate page of "Cookalein" (Figure 7), which also served as the final illustration of the original 1978 edition, shows a more mature and adult-looking Willie back at home, standing on the fire escape and gazing contemplatively down at the life below.
On my other side was Emily, who gazed out at the scenery, contemplatively swinging our joined hands back and forth.
THE TOPIC: Is the Internet's wellspring of information making us smarter--or is it diminishing our ability to read and think deeply, contemplatively, and creatively?
As Karl prepares for the killing and wrestles with his decision to kill, Thornton has him contemplatively roaming through his Southern landscape and town.
She puts down the chopsticks as if she's finished, then sticks in her fingers, picks another chunk of cabbage from the bowl, stares at it contemplatively, and tries to touch it to her lips.
Each man stares contemplatively at the limb from which a few more leaves sprinkle down.
The best way to appreciate malt whisky is slowly, contemplatively, and with respect.
This insight encourages the listener to seek God in the midst of struggle, to identify more with Christ's suffering and death, and to become more immersed contemplatively in the presence of God in the "gray ordinariness" of the world.
As soon as they make the final touches in their universities contemplatively, in their graduation ceremony with mixed feeling and scattered thoughts, leaving those whom they have lived with for long years but unfortunately the naked reality unfolds thoughtfully, four years of working hard, sleepless nights with an empty stomach hardly have finished as a consequence, they get lost in the dark of the dark future that cover their minds to see.
A life-size bronze statue of the poet sits contemplatively on the edge of the stage.