contemplatively


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con·tem·pla·tive

 (kən-tĕm′plə-tĭv, kŏn′təm-plā′-)
adj.
Disposed to or characterized by contemplation. See Synonyms at pensive.
n.
1. A person given to contemplation.
2. A member of a religious order that emphasizes meditation.

con·tem′pla·tive·ly adv.
con·tem′pla·tive·ness n.
Translations
بِصورَة تَأمُّلِيَّه
přemýšlivězamyšleně
fordybet
szemlélõdõen
íhugandi
derin düşüncelere dalarak

contemplatively

[kənˈtemplətɪvlɪ] ADVpensativamente

contemplatively

advnachdenklich; sit alsoin Gedanken

contemplate

(ˈkontəmpleit) verb
1. to think seriously (about). I was contemplating (= feeling inclined towards) having a holiday; She contemplated her future gloomily.
2. to look thoughtfully at. The little boy stood contemplating himself in the mirror.
ˌcontemˈplation noun
contemplative (kənˈtemplətiv) , ((American) ˈkontəmpleitiv) adjective
conˈtemplatively adverb
References in classic literature ?
Miserrimus Dexter stroked his magnificent beard, and contemplatively repeated my words.
I like heiresses very much," replied Rebecca contemplatively.
Wingrave raised his head and looked at Lady Ruth contemplatively.
It was a long time ago," she murmured contemplatively.
He looked contemplatively at his horse's mane, as if he had some serious cause of dissatisfaction with it, or something else.
The trader sighed contemplatively, and poured out some more brandy.
Oh, they may want to settle something," she replied vaguely, putting her feet on the ground, resting her chin on her hands, and looking out of her large dark eyes contemplatively at the fire.
Yes," he said, contemplatively looking at the clouds of smoke he was puffing out, "yes, my dear boy, I expect the assassin to-night.
Vesey took her dimpled hands off the edge of the table and crossed them on her lap instead; nodded contemplatively at the boiled chicken, and said, "Yes, dear.
That's true," said aunt Pullet, taking off the bonnet and looking at it contemplatively.
Gesturing as the teaching Buddha is often shown, Francis elicits different responses from each friar: one listens intently, another seems to verbalize his response, and the third ponders Francis' wisdom as he gazes into the fire contemplatively.
He later fiddled with his phone and stared contemplatively into the middle distance.