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to use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and making judgments

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These were the subject of the first night's cogitations after I was come home again, while the apprehensions which had so overrun my mind were fresh upon me, and my head was full of vapours.
The result of his cogitation developed the following morning in a proposition he made to Spider and Clayton.
Although he managed to lighten up the shoe-string cultural display of the students, it was evident that the mind of the state's helmsman had been taken up in some cogitations - the ramifications of his Mission to Rebuild Ogun State, knowing full well that Shasha was just one of the thousands of institutions across the state that had paid the heavy price of decades of neglect - the Nigerian factor - not just in education but health, agriculture, etc.
By the experience of second-hand truth, I mean the truth born through second hand experience, nestled in cogitations of the mind and thoughts on a different or the same individuals' firsthand experience, and therefore subject to apperception.
Cardozo Lecture that he delivered at the New York City Bar in 1979, entitled Cogitations on Appellate Decision-Making.
Diametrically opposed are the moral imperatives of the 'Commercial' class: "Collaborate easily with strangers and aliens", Use initiative and enterprise", "Be efficient" and "Dissent for the sake of the task." In a short column I cannot do justice to the depth of the philosophical cogitations that comprise the book, but it will serve to illustrate.
Augustine was the first of the Church Fathers to make the essential distinction between freedom and free will, free will being an integral part of the mind, while freedom, identified with will, is the power to do what is chosen, the freedom of option, and he placed at the foundation of his cogitations the concept of man's absolute dependency on God.
An exhaustive presentation to the NSC meeting participants was provided by interim finance minister Dr Shamshad Akhtar regarding the cogitations during meetings of FATF and International Co-operation Review Group held in Paris.
"It were a miserable thing for a rational Soul to be imprisoned in such a Body as had no way at all to express its Cogitations" (Essay, 114), he writes in chapter XIV, in a passage devoted to the sign language of the deaf and dumb.
Interlaced throughout his musings are anxieties and thoughts that rattle along in long paragraphic chunks, and just when we think we can't take much more of these paranoid cogitations, Weiner hits us out of the blue with a plainly worded, spot-on insight: "We always drive like a runaway train into what we dread--through the barrier of premonition."
Unless they're animated by the performers' spirit, illuminated by some kind of inner fire, these lengthy conversations and cogitations on Roman Catholic theology can seem numbingly dry--especially when they're delivered in a language most of their audience can't easily understand.
Alas, there is no evidence directly on point, but her cogitations are valuable.
My cogitations were disturbed one evening last week by a rattling at the front gate.
The letter is a string of laboured cogitations, but the words that take your breath away are these: "an awful misreading of the situation".
The book is pockmarked here and there by lapses into academese (turgid cogitations on gender theory and the like), but these are blessedly few and far between.