introspect

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v introspect reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Introspect To look into or within; to view the inside of.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • introspect To look into or within; view the inside of.
    • introspect To practise introspection; look inward; consider one's own internal state or feelings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Introspect in-tro-spekt′ to look into anything
    • v.i Introspect to practise introspection
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Quotations

  • Frank Moore Colby
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    “By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. introspectus, p. p. introspicere, to look into; intro, within + specere, to look. See Spy

Usage

In literature:

In these long mourning years she had grown dull; her mental processes were either a sad introspection or reminiscence.
"The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
She spent no time in introspection, self examination.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
A certain amount of amusement is desirable, and helps to tide over periods that might lag and encourage introspection and worry.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
He thus typified the constant introspection wherewith he tortured, but could not purify, himself.
"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
She was slow, given to introspection, thoughtful, and not very strong.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He began to grow introspective.
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
She listened with knitted brows and an introspective glance.
"The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories" by Margaret Collier Graham
Introspection and self-analysis are not congenial to it.
"The Map of Life" by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Old Antonia was drawn out of her almost trance-like introspection.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
As I lay sleepless in my bed, I recommenced that interminable introspection which, heretofore, had been so barren of result.
"The Crack of Doom" by Robert Cromie
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In news:

A Fall Introspective (With not quite a straight face ).
Simon's iconic, 14 million-selling melding of Manhattan-esque introspection and African rhythm gets richly deserved in-depth treatment.
With Congress facing approval ratings in the single digits, one might expect some introspection, reflection and even calls for changes.
I can be as introspective as the next guy.
Since arriving back in Green Bay early Tuesday morning, the Packers have benefited from an introspective attitude.
Don Draper's tears marked a shift in tone in "Mad Men" toward introspection and a search for identity.
Ex-Beatle breaks out of his comfort zone, gets introspective on new album.
Muslims throughout the world are preparing to celebrate the holy fasting month of Ramadan, a period devoted to dawn-to- dusk fasting, prayers and spiritual introspection.
Musings on the introspective life.
Indie rock for audiophiles, getting personal in high-rez with the introspective Beatle, and a host of reissues.
The trailers seemed to lead you down a more action-packed path, but "The Grey" turned out to be much more of a survival movie, with a lot of introspective and deep ideas.
Simon's iconic , 14 million-selling melding of Manhattan-esque introspection and African rhythm gets richly deserved in-depth treatment.
Critical Path project provides introspection and institutional memory to game design.
The unique voices of Taylor and King chronicle this group of introspective singer/songwriters.
Andrew Davis, the Lyric 's music director, shapes a finely nuanced reading of the fierce score that highlights its more introspective passages to an unusual extent.
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In science:

In section 17, p. 837, they compare Quantum Logics with other non-classical logics introduced on introspective or philosophical grounds, such as intuistionistic logics.
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
It is indeed surprising that Quantum Logics come to satisfy formal properties designed with a completely different intention: to describe properties “introduced on introspective grounds” and intended to describe disciplined “jumping to conclusions”.
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
Goodfaith: agents commit only to what they believe themselves capable of, and only if they really mean it. • Introspection: agents are aware of their obligations. • Persistenceofmentalstate: agents have perfect memory of, and faith in, their beliefs, and only let go off a belief if they learn a contradictory fact.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
Combining introspection and communication with rationality and reactivity in agents.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
For wholeness of perception, as it appears in introspective analysis, I mean the following.
The quantum speed up as advanced knowledge of the solution
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