(?), 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.
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In contemplation of created things,
By steps we may ascend to God.
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Contemplation is keeping the idea which is brought into the mind for some time actually in view.
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2. Holy meditation. [Obs.]
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To live in prayer and contemplation.
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3. The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing.
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In contemplation of returning at an early date, he left.
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To have in contemplation, to inted or purpose, or to have under consideration.
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