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think of someone or something

to contemplate someone or something. I think of you whenever I go to the restaurant where we used to eat. Whenever I see a rainbow, I think of Susan.
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think something of someone or something

to hold a particular kind of opinion of someone or something; to hold someone or something in a particular kind of regard. (Such as ill, good, highly, bad, much, a lot, a great deal.) Please don't think ill of me. It was a silly mistake. That's all. We think quite highly of your plan.
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think of

1. To weigh or consider some idea: I'm thinking of moving to New York.
2. To bring some thought to mind by imagination or invention: No one thought of that idea before I did.
3. To recall some thought or image to mind: I thought of my childhood when I saw the movie.
4. To consider something to be of some quality. Used with an adverb: My friend thinks highly of your writing and wants to meet you. I hope they don't think badly of me for being so late.
5. To have care or consideration for someone or something: You should think of your family when you choose a place to go on vacation.
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References in classic literature ?
I think of people more kindly when I am away from them"; adding cynically, "God knows; perhaps we will shake down together some day, for weariness; thousands have done it
For Hetty looked out from her secret misery towards the possibility of their ever knowing what had happened, as the sick and weary prisoner might think of the possible pillory.
One thing I can think of that was pretty good timing was when you got on Zero.
When we speak of concentration, we usually think of it in terms of what we must exclude from our thoughts: "I must not listen to the man coughing in the fourth row.
Can one think of 10 or 20 of those things and even if we can't think of them now, is that the right way to go?
Don't think: When I think of who made America, my mind tends to wander to Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin more than toward the inventor of the Barbie doll (profiled next week).
reason: What do you think of the conservative argument that there really can't be morality without religious belief?
Baraka: I mean that's the only way I think of writing.
BN: You've referred to the vampires as non-sexually reproducing--they simply overtake other bodies--which made me think of the picture in terms of the end of sexuality with the onset of AIDS.
I think of it as at home, for example, among members of my congregation in Aldersgate United Methodist Church, when we have to make decisions about our new pastor's housing and the like.
OMAR WASOW: I think one other [difference] between two years ago and now is that there was a moment in the dotcom hysteria when you could think of a really accessible, consumer-friendly idea and try to raise money around it.
Counselor: As you are feeling this hurt feeling in your heart, can you think of another rime you felt the same way?
Can you think of any bank writing to a customer, 'Gee, we saw you in the bank and we know you are a depositor, but, you know, we have this new system and we lost your account.
He also notes the individuality of student needs and consequent user behavior in relation to libraries and bemoans the fact that most librarians and academics, if they think of books and libraries in relation to students, generally concentrate on the issue of adding correct titles to the reserve collection.