• WordNet 3.6
    • n introspectiveness thoughtfulness about your own situation and feelings
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  • Frank Moore Colby
    “By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.”


In literature:

The vision was introspective wholly.
"The King's Men" by Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
He grew morose, introspective, self-pitying.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
M'Barka's eyes became introspective, as if she waited for a message, or saw a vision.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Dave's introspection was not deep enough to know that any fine girl would remind him of Reenie Hardy.
"The Cow Puncher" by Robert J. C. Stead
Bessy's mind was not made for introspection, and chance had burdened it with unintelligible problems.
"The Fruit of the Tree" by Edith Wharton
Reflection, melancholy introspection, that sweet disease of youth, from which it is so difficult to escape, have not yet found me.
"Confessions of Boyhood" by John Albee
His eyes were pale blue, introspective and romantic.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
She schooled herself to endure and to fight off introspection.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
His swift introspection left him aware that of them all he alone seemed to lack a definite aim.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Too much introspection and concern for self is often the cause of nervous conditions that produce worry and ill-health.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry

In news:

Here, aching melody is allowed free reign with introspective tales of haunting loss.
David Carey, Jason Binn , and Others Get 'Introspective' At Condé Nast Executive Cafeteria.
The solitary life of introspective poet Emily Dickinson will be brought to the screen starring Cynthia Nixon and directed by Terence Davies.
An appreciation of "the season of introspection" that only New Englanders may understand.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury isn't one for introspection.
There will be laughing, introspection, crying, chillwave tinged mic breaks, and more.
Introspection rules the top category.
For most of the Muslims it is time to pray, connect and introspect .
Listen to Ihsahn's New Single " Introspection ".
A time for introspection .
Photo exhibit marked by introspection .
In keeping with the plan, let's tackle January's goal: Get introspective .
For example, having coffee with a mentor can be introspective , if your mentor challenges you on whether you're making good career choices.
Introspective 'Skyfall' oneof Bond's best.
Rhythmic waves of images and sounds give form to his introspection.— Sylvia Schedelbauer.

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