We contemplated the possibility that I had totally lost my sanity.
We still contemplate and .consider; we still speak of men as jovial, saturnine or mercurial; we still talk of the ascendancy of genius, or a disastrous defeat.
About 1467 his only son, John, died, and increasing infirmity led him to contemplate abdication.
Before spending a lot of money, they decided to contemplate buying second-hand.
I can't even contemplate sharing a bathroom with someone, let alone a single bedroom.
Maybe now things will be quiet enough so I'll have time to contemplate all those high level philosophical concepts.
He didn't want to contemplate the possibility of war with Germany.
Finally, by abstraction from the individual things of sense, the mind is able to contemplate the universal apart from its accompaniments (animal sine homine, asino, et aliis speciebus); these subjective existences are the universalia post rem of the Nominalists and Conceptualists.
The Russian people, for example, could not contemplate with calmness as the head of their church a bishop appointed by the hereditary enemy of their country.
- The New Testament, the Didache, Justin, Tertullian and other early sources do not enjoin the use of a font, and contemplate in general the use of running or living water.
He assumed that, in certain circumstances of sorrow and need, the fasting instinct would sometimes be felt by the community and the individual; what He was chiefly concerned about was to warn His followers against the mistaken aims which His contemporaries were so apt to contemplate in their fasting (Matt.
A risk-adverse person contemplates divorce and other catastrophes.
He wrote to his family saying that he would contemplate moving in order to live in Spain.
I briefly contemplated hauling them out of the house before opening their presents, but it really would not have been fair.
It can be a tricky decision and it is not uncommon to sit there for a few minutes to contemplate which to upgrade.
His words are wisdom to those legislators who contemplate no essential reform in the existing government; but for thinkers, and those who legislate for all time, he never once glances at the subject.
The more he realized the absence of all personal motive in that old man--in whom there seemed to remain only the habit of passions, and in place of an intellect (grouping events and drawing conclusions) only the capacity calmly to contemplate the course of events--the more reassured he was that everything would be as it should.
A commander-in-chief is never dealing with the beginning of any event--the position from which we always contemplate it.
Because our glance can easily be turned outwards and survey the exterior world but it is far harder to turn the mind's eye inwards and contemplate the world of the spirit.
The figurative nature of the language respecting the future makes it difficult to determine precisely the thought of the book on this point; but it seems to contemplate continued existence hereafter for both righteous and wicked, and rewards and punishments allotted on the basis of moral character.
The Boers profoundly despised the military power of Great Britain, and there was no reason why they, any more than Germany or France, should contemplate the possibility of the empire standing together as a whole in such a cause.
A process which is intended to produce penitence and ultimate restoration cannot at the same time contemplate handing the offender over to eternal punishment.
It is astonishing to contemplate how much he achieved, during his brief reign, in the cause of the Renaissance in both art and literature.
Of these, the federation of the Empire was the first, and he would only contemplate Irish Home Rule as part of a Federal scheme.
The entire revolution which much of his policy underwent in order to effect this object bears too close a resemblance to the sudden and inexplicable changes of front habitual to placemen of the Tadpole 'stamp to be altogether pleasant to contemplate in a politician of pure aims and lofty ambition.
He needed to contemplate what the situation was now.
The successful novelist, who is living comfortably with his fussy butler, decided to contemplate marriage.
Why did you contemplate joining that group in the first place?
All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.
With mournful pleasure she now lingered over these images, repelling with horror only the last one, the picture of his death, which she felt she could not contemplate even in imagination at this still and mystic hour of night.
Thus our conception of free will and inevitability gradually diminishes or increases according to the greater or lesser connection with the external world, the greater or lesser remoteness of time, and the greater or lesser dependence on the causes in relation to which we contemplate a man's life.