self-contemplation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n self-contemplation the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
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Usage

In literature:

Thus viewed, the situation became so monstrous that he lost his last shred of self-restraint in contemplating it.
"The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 1 (of 10)" by Edith Wharton
This is the Self-contemplation of Spirit employed from the individual standpoint for the generating of power.
"The Creative Process in the Individual" by Thomas Troward
Contemplation and self-hypnotism were widely practised.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
Self-satisfaction is the joy which arises from a man's contemplating himself and his power of action.
"The Philosophy of Spinoza" by Baruch de Spinoza
Pranken contemplated with a great deal of self-satisfaction this comparison, as pretty as it was new.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
When busied with self-contemplation, we are apt to put either too flattering, or too disparaging an estimate upon ourselves.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
Seeing Huntington absorbed in self-contemplation she gravitated in his direction.
"The Bachelors" by William Dana Orcutt
This same facility of self-contemplation found its way into poetry, and later into novels.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I." by Gustav Freytag
Through it she saw him standing before the long mirror absorbed in self-contemplation.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
Women who lead contemplative and sedentary lives are overmuch given to this sort of morbid self-questioning.
"Heriot's Choice" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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In news:

Once a self-described purist of the Cecil Taylor "energy music" school, pianist Marilyn Crispell is now a more lyrical, contemplative artist, as reflected in her recent work for ECM Records.
State Sen Codey contemplates run for governor, pokes fun at self in new video.
Naturally this is a time for deep self-contemplation on the part of television executives.
State Sen Codey contemplates run for governor , pokes fun at self in new video.
Ever been cut off by a driver getting on Route 81, and your lesser self contemplates chasing him up the ramp and running him off the road.
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