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  • n. Plural form of cogitation.


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  • The result of their cogitations was the lock which, after its inventors, was called the snaphause.

    The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852

  • The result of my cogitations was a resolve to take decisive measures for putting a stop to such extremely delicate and critical complications as

    French and Oriental Love in a Harem

  • The result of his cogitations was the invention of a contrivance which he put between his fingers and kept there even during the night, by this means endeavouring to increase the extensibility and flexibility of his hands.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • The result of my cogitations was the resolution to take care of myself.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

  • [17] Seven years after this time, Knox, writing from abroad to 'his sisters in Edinburgh,' tells of the 'cogitations' which God permitted

    John Knox

  • During the following days, throughout the country, media journalists and their editors and producers bombard the public with cogitations about "motivation"--and think they're doing a public service.

    Dan Agin: Tucson, Guns, Madness: Our Media Problem With Mental Illness

  • The "suspense" sequences, with chases in cars and helicopters, appear to bear the influence of Michael Mann, but it is the calmer, more cerebral notes that are most successful: droll cogitations on hypocrisy, guilt and innocence, with satirical touches that resonate interestingly with this week's news stories about Nicolas Sarkozy and Liliane Bettencourt.


  • His cogitations were interrupted by a wild scream which rang out through the swampy fern jungle.

    "The Morons" by Harl Vincent, part 3

  • He felt that everything he had experienced since his imprisonment had been only a prelude; that his cogitations had led him to a dead end -- on to the threshold of what Ivanov called the "metaphysical brothel" -- and that he must begin again from the beginning.


  • These unsatisfactory cogitations had left Maidie with a brooding headache, and an air of wary uncertainty, which caused her to shy hastily away from Dela garde when she encountered him in the downstairs breakfast parlour.


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