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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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As he has meditated upon the new forces in our culture he has encountered the Maginot Line of official culture: "This surely means that an increasing group of intellectuals and generally competent people must give up what I cannot but interpret as a form of snobbishness in the face of the problems of popular culture and the mass media.
No monument in the world, with the exception of the Great Pyramid and the Temple of Jerusalem, has been meditated upon as intensively or imaginatively as Stonehenge.
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There is within this book a sound understanding that the Old Testament is a Word to be wrestled with and meditated upon, a Word that ultimately impacts our communities of faith and the world.
The number of mysteries was reduced from 50 to 15, and each mystery was meditated upon over a full decade.
Stowe's fellow New Englander, Louisa May Alcott, worked as a nurse in a Union Army hospital until laid low by typhoid, and afterwards recorded and meditated upon her experiences in Hospital Sketches.