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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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Just as one can learn to think meditatively, attention can be trained to deepen.
She leans on Lissie's shoulder, clinking her glass meditatively against her teeth so the liquid rocks and sloshes.
The story begins in a seemingly timeless bucolic idyll, where people fulfill their appointed tasks, men are brave and chivalrous, houses are all perfectly placed in harmony with their surroundings, and everyone lived quietly and meditatively, and this silence increased their conception of the power of dreams" (Oakes 104).
In the preface of this impressive book, the author states: "The observer might become meditatively immersed in the tourmaline paintings and may go on imaginative trips into the new landscapes.
Day 1: When I hesitantly walked into my first class at the studio, mats were rolled out and students were stretching, sitting meditatively, or talking quietly.
The pleasures of this condition bears an analogy to those enjoyed by one of our domestic ruminants when she is bathed in the cool, shaded waters of a rippling brook and meditatively engaged in chewing her cud.
Once reminded of the flux of all things when viewing a river meditatively, the thoughtful observer might be pleased or displeased.
Specifically, before falling asleep, Waggoner would meditatively stare at his hands, repeating the phrase: "Tonight when I see my hands in my dream, I'll realize I'm dreaming.
I didn't want to close the field: I wanted to fold it as a way of squeezing out its breath--not to suffocate it, but to resuscitate it, to make it breathe again, sometimes meditatively, sometimes in panic.
For the boy who proudly prayed for God's presence and protection, his mother meditatively needlepoints his prayer from her heart.
In Zvyagintsev's past films, from 2003 Venice Film Festival winner "The Return" to 2011's Un Certain Regard-selected "Elena," the helmer meditatively held certain shots to the brink of patience.