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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of contemplate.


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  • But he and the Vikings have struggled early this season after Favre again contemplated retirement but agreed to play a 20th NFL season.

    Green Bay Packers' choice of Aaron Rodgers over Brett Favre has worked out well

  • The problem here, which none of the commentors have contemplated, is that, as things stand now, there is no solution to the Israeli/Palestinian problem that could possibly be acceptable to both sides.

    Matthew Yglesias » Sari Nusseibeh’s Big Idea for Peace in the Middle East

  • And when it turns out to be false, there will be many mea culpas, as after the financial crisis which was predicted to be impossible by so many mainstream economic models, but the one thing that will not be contemplated is the practice of relying on assumptions that are known to be false but are required in order to continue using the same modeling toolkit.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Revenue Deadlock

  • John Rain contemplated the amber hue of his Talisker, then looked at Delilah.

    Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer

  • ‘This was a step contemplated from the beginning,’ one aide said.

    P2p war continues

  • As you know, the block that's being contemplated is a block south of Wellesley between Bay and Yonge.

    A Great City and Its Institutions

  • It was contemplated from the very beginning that all the countries in the area, whether members of the Commonwealth or not, would eventually be invited to participate on equal terms in whatever plan could be devised.

    Canada and the Colombo Plan

  • He answered that the general strike was included in the term 'mass action,' but that the word contemplated other methods as well.

    The Red Conspiracy

  • Already the list of "little" things that have been accomplished or are contemplated is quite impressive.

    The Battle Against Rising Prices

  • It was a shock to her to realise that your reason for never writing to her and for refusing to let her write to you, was lest that might affect the legality of these proceedings, which I understand you have contemplated from the beginning of your quarrel.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land


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