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 for Contemplating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Contemplate \Con"tem*plate\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Contemplated (# or #); p. pr. & vb. n. Contemplating.]
     [L. contemplatus, p. p. of contemplari to contemplate; con- +
     templum a space for observation marked out by the augur. See
     1. To look at on all sides or in all its bearings; to view or
        consider with continued attention; to regard with
        deliberate care; to meditate on; to study.
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              To love, at least contemplate and admire,
              What I see excellent.
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              We thus dilate
              Our spirits to the size of that they contemplate.
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     2. To consider or have in view, as contingent or probable; to
        look forward to; to purpose; to intend.
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              There remain some particulars to complete the
              information contemplated by those resolutions. --A.
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              If a treaty contains any stipulations which
              contemplate a state of future war.    --Kent.
     Syn: To view; behold; study; ponder; muse; meditate on;
          reflect on; consider; intend; design; plan; propose;
          purpose. See Meditate.
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