- n. Plural form of cogitation.
“The result of their cogitations was the lock which, after its inventors, was called the snaphause.”
“The result of my cogitations was a resolve to take decisive measures for putting a stop to such extremely delicate and critical complications as”
“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.”
“The result of my cogitations was the resolution to take care of myself.”
“ Seven years after this time, Knox, writing from abroad to 'his sisters in Edinburgh,' tells of the 'cogitations' which God permitted”
“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.”
“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.”
“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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From Wuthering Heights
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