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meditate

(mĕd′ĭ-tāt′)
v. medi·tated, medi·tating, medi·tates
v.intr.
1.
a. To train, calm, or empty the mind, often by achieving an altered state, as by focusing on a single object, especially as a form of religious practice in Buddhism or Hinduism.
b. To engage in focused thought on scriptural passages or on particular doctrines or mysteries of a religion, especially Christianity.
c. To engage in devotional contemplation, especially prayer.
2. To think or reflect, especially in a calm and deliberate manner.

med′i·ta′tor n.
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Finally, even if there were compelling evidence that Bale wishes audiences to muse on the "the ambivalent potential of sedition," one must simply wonder at what point in viewing this angry, insistent, and self-righteous work Bale thought audiences might stop to meditate upon such ambiguities.
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The interactional and synergistic fusion of beholding and reading permitted the late medieval reader (or viewer) to meditate upon and be instructed about Christ's humanity and episodes of his earthly life, especially His Passion.
If it can be said that Poliziano's writings provide a figuration for the "posthumous life of pagan culture," it is one where antiquity encourages him to meditate upon ethical choices regarding his poetry making.
She somehow spoke to me and I wanted to have an image of her face to meditate upon later.
Sometimes an aspirant may study scriptural passages pertaining to death: memorize them, live with each one for a period of days, and meditate upon it until one awakens to a deeper insight into its meaning.
Prepossessed with the opinion, that this phantom is an interesting reality, men, instead of concluding wisely from its incomprehensibility, that they are not bound to regard it; on the contrary infer, that they cannot sufficiently meditate upon it, that they must contemplate it without ceasing, reason upon it without end, and never lose sight of it.
D uses the experience of looking at photographs (family photographs) to meditate upon time.
That night, on the beach, as they meditate upon nature's abiding message amid the perpetual sea wind and the ceaseless waves, "they felt that they could then be interpreters.
New York City's Metropolitan Opera rarely commissions new works, so the world premiere of "The Voyage" on October 12 (Columbus Day) was an event awaited with high expectations--especially since the composer is the avant-garde musical genius Philip Glass and his purpose is to meditate upon the Columbian quincentennial and the deeper meaning of exploration itself.