- v. Simple past tense and past participle of cogitate.
“John Yates: I should have cogitated and reflected, but it's so bloody obvious there was nothing there that we didn't already know.”
“He sounded much like Loyd Grossman, whom older readers may recall used to present the original Masterchef programme, and who invariably preceded the judges' result by saying, "We have digested, cogitated and deliberated.”
“It is totally misunderstandings of the government that only normal and arm police are the enough for the job but the state have never cogitated about the importance of possible civic engagement approach while making anti-occlusion strategy.”
“All life is connected, Megan cogitated to herself as she looked at a diagram of a complex forest root system in her textbook.”
“They ruminated in train stations and on buses; they cogitated in hotels as they clocked up visa charges; but they could reassure themselves that they weren't plummeting from the sky, swatted down by ash from the great cloud of the world's most unpronounceable volcano, Eyjafjallajokull.”
“Thomas Paine, never modest in his claims to foresight but sometimes correct nonetheless, cogitated years later on the origin of the move to replace the Continental Congress with a true federal government.”
“Murray and I cogitated and decided that the only way forward was to check every four-figure prefix.”
“Rubashov had afterwards cogitated a long time over the meaning of this handshake; and over the look of strangely knowing irony which No. 1 had given him from behind his smoke-clouds.”
“I waited, while he cogitated, chin in hand, eyes bright as a bird's.”
“Shown above, Rosa ‘Old Blush’ I have cogitated on this one, difficult with a head and chest cold to think at all, but these are the three I would like to have growing there.”
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