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Word Example of - contemplative

    Example Sentences for contemplative

    The contemplative mind, attempting its return to divinity, is constantly dragged back toward the senses by the life currents.

    We have more Sisters of Charity than contemplative nuns, at this time.

    He was not the contemplative thinker, living retired from human society.

    She went over to the music-stand and fingered them in a contemplative way.

    It is not wise to be too contemplative, and to stay at home, on a carnival day in Cuba.

    "The contemplative man" is solitary, we are told, in company, but he would not be so in this company.

    Women, indeed, are naturally predisposed to these contemplative studies.

    The brother's contemplative smile seemed a comment upon this tone.

    Contemplative, or not, the colorer steadily pursues his uniform labor, and the sphere is at length fully colored.

    Is this division of Life into the Active and the Contemplative a sufficient one?

Word Origin & History of - contemplative

    Word Origin & History

    contemplative mid-14c., from O.Fr. contemplatif (12c.), from L. contemplativus, from pp. stem of contemplari (see contemplation).

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