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Synonyms for contemplate


think about


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to direct the eyes on an object

to have in mind as a goal or purpose

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The US Public Health Service's clinical practice guideline recommends a 5-step approach for both the precontemplators and the contemplators who are unwilling to quit, known as the "5 R's.
That Komunyakaa is the subject of numerous published interviews touching, variously, upon his life, his views of art, and his many goals as a poet, suggests that authors and interviewers have found him an articulate and interesting contemplator of his craft.
358: "The Paradox of aesthetic experience is that one is at once both contemplator and participant.
His contemplator feels dizzy and lost, "se considerant soutenu dans la masse que la nature lui a donnee entre ces deux abimes de l'infini et du neant," realizing that his gaze is limited to "[quelque] apparence du milieu des choses" (88).
Schopenhauer finds enormous value in absorbed aesthetic contemplation precisely because it releases the contemplator, for the moment, from the stringent urgencies of will, enabling him or her to become "the pure subject of will-less knowing" and thus to be taken out of "the stream of time and of all other relations" (World 1: 197).
Suffice it to say, lest we indulge in invidious comparisons, that Malerba's experiment, leagues away from the murky waters of whatever lurks in the hearts of men and women, turns the hero's psychic space inside out and leaves it and its contemplator basking in the brilliant light, the cleansing and refreshing lucidity of the Aegean Sea.
8) Such subtle differences in ways of looking at objects increased the number of approaches, perspectives, and finally of things seen; they also accounted for various uses of the image--sometimes as a simple document, sometimes as a work of art--according to whether the contemplator was more interested in the subject or the form, even if the two could not normally be dissociated and only derived meaning from each other.
33) and that the magnanimous person's aspiration toward self-sufficiency invites comparison with that of the contemplator (p.
The reversal that occurs in Part II reflects a shift in the imaginative locus, from the "blind" discourse whose inevitable end is destruction on a colossal scale to this specific Don Juan, the contemplator / interpreter of a visual spectacle, a sculpture group that also recalls Lessing's Laocoon.
Allen's intuition is that a world in which there could be no life could be neither beautiful nor ugly, only becoming so in respect of a potential contemplator.
3) Whether in poetry or painting, sculpture or architecture, he was not, as we know, the mystical contemplator of beauty that romanticized histories tend to make him, but rather one of the most travailed and complex religious minds of the Renaissance, one that saw humanism less as a shift of emphasis away from thoughts of God, sin, divine justice, and punishment, than as an opportunity to focus on problems that concerned him deeply: existential solitude, the working of history, and the supreme experience of death.
In its preoccupation with the processes of simulation at the level of the commodity, DeLillo's fiction is very much concerned with the ideological subtext of cultural codes and practices; at the same time, each of his later fictions is equally marked as a self-conscious contemplator of its own intertexts, and it is this intertextual space, I am arguing, which is most acutely the inscribing field of the postmodern condition.
Intuition is the apprehension of essence; the spirit is the cool contemplator, that which intuits; and psyche is the self that acts, has preferences, takes data as signs.
The more sensitive a soul a contemplator has, the more he gives himself up to the ecstasies this harmony arouses in him.
Even as he prophesies that his repressed history will return because its effacement will spark the curiosity of the people, he fears the power of the inscription that will tell them he has been "decapitated for his crimes" and suggests that it would be "better to record the facts, / So that the contemplator might approve, / Or at least learn whence the crimes arose" (v.