- n. the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
“For Roth, the novel set the template for all his work, the exquisite torture of literary self-contemplation.”
“But if this is not to become a form of self-contemplation, it is important that we constantly learn to pray by praying with the Church.”
“In fact, most of the Vail job pool were college graduates who were still figuring out what they wanted to do in life, and thought they might as well have a good time during their self-contemplation.”
“The words suggest that he took great care over these passages, which he says he wrote out in long hand, and they suggest a degree of self-contemplation one doesn't encounter much in public life.”
“Of course I personally have concerns about the environment, but my process in making my clothing never came from contemplating the environment, but came more from self-contemplation.”
“But the Vice President has outlasted even his boss in staying tough and resisting any possibility of doubt or silly, hippy navel-gazing self-contemplation.”
“But after such a remarkable outing, Nabokov allowed himself about 15 seconds of self-contemplation.”
“The condition of gaining emotional or erotic gratification from self-contemplation, sometimes regarded as a stage in the normal psychological development of children which may be reverted to in adulthood during mental illness.”
“Shouldn't most of the people on Twitter have outgrown the emotional gratification of self-contemplation by now?”
“From this process of self-contemplation comes inspiration which is Creative Intelligence and which is undeniably superior to every element, force, or law of Nature because it can understand, modify, govern, and apply them to its own ends and purposes and therefore, possess them.”
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