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Cogitate  v. i.  (past & past part. cogitated; pres. part. cogitating)  To engage in continuous thought; to think. "He that calleth a thing into his mind, whether by impression or recordation, cogitateth and considereth, and he that employeth the faculty of his fancy also cogitateth."

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"Cogitate" Quotes from Famous Books

... letters expressing the native resentment of the idea that they should fold their arms and cogitate while other British subjects, irrespective of colour, are sacrificing their lives for the defence of the Empire in this, the darkest period of His Majesty's reign. Our reply to each of these letters was that the natives should subscribe, according to their small means, ...
— Native Life in South Africa, Before and Since • Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

... singular pains already. Last night, after crowning champagne with ale, which produced a sort of French Revolution in my interior—by the way, that must have made me dream of Napoleon last night, with my lower members in revolt against my head, I had to sit and cogitate for hours on a hiding-place for these-call them what you will. Depend upon it, Harrington, this world is no such funny affair as ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... that matter, and put it out of his head until its hour. There was something more pleasant to cogitate—the parallel of Jacob and Laban, Tim Sullivan and himself. It was strange how the craft of Laban had come down to Tim Sullivan across that mighty flight of time. It would serve Tim the right turn, in truth, if something should come of it between him and Joan. He smiled in anticipatory pleasure ...
— The Flockmaster of Poison Creek • George W. Ogden

... nothing about beards in it, Comtesse. [She gives him time to cogitate, and is pleased to note that there is no result.] Have you typed ...
— What Every Woman Knows • James M. Barrie

... sufficientes simus, cogitate aliquid a nobis quasi ex nobis, sed sufficientia nostra ex Deo est." On this text cfr. Cornely, Comment. ...
— Grace, Actual and Habitual • Joseph Pohle

... among my neighbours cogitate with what countenance and assurance he should pass over his last hour; nature teaches him not to think of death till he is dying; and then he does it with a better grace than Aristotle, upon whom death presses with a double weight, both of itself and ...
— The Essays of Montaigne, Complete • Michel de Montaigne

... as a rule, but sometimes a mishap will overtake a man when there is neither wind nor high seas. I often cogitate over what accident must have befallen Jacob Canfield. He left the shore one morning when it was as mild and fair as the brightest June day that ever dawned, and it was pleasant and calm all day. The sun went down ...
— Two Wonderful Detectives - Jack and Gil's Marvelous Skill • Harlan Page Halsey

... Winter; "it is as good a plan as we are like to devise, even though we were to cogitate for the rest of the day. It is true that I would have preferred to lead the landing-party, since if aught should happen to you we shall ...
— Two Gallant Sons of Devon - A Tale of the Days of Queen Bess • Harry Collingwood

... to cogitate over this. He had not perhaps been fully alive to the disappointment in store for Dave when he came back and found no Mrs. Picture at Sapps Court. Poor little man! The old prizefighter's tender heart was touched on his boy's behalf. ...
— When Ghost Meets Ghost • William Frend De Morgan

... ideas. after thought, mature thought; reconsideration, second thoughts; retrospection &c (memory) 505; excogitation^; examination &c (inquiry) 461; invention &c (imagination) 515. thoughtfulness &c adj.. V. think, reflect, cogitate, excogitate^, consider, deliberate; bestow thought upon, bestow consideration upon; speculate, contemplate, meditate, ponder, muse, dream, ruminate; brood over, con over; animadvert, study; bend the mind, apply ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

Words linked to "Cogitate" :   tie in, reflect, excogitate, devote, colligate, associate, mull, study, philosophize, rivet, ruminate, puzzle over, evaluate, connect, judge, reason, contemplate, mull over, conclude, cogitative, rationalize, muse, concentrate, think, link up, cogitation, give, think about, ponder

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