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meditate upon (something)

To reflect on or think about something with calm, introspective contemplation. After the bankruptcy of my company, I took some time off to meditate upon what went wrong. If you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed by stress or anxiety, take some time each day and meditate upon the positive things in your life.
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This is why, when Heidegger meditates upon a peasant he takes the peasant from a painting by Van Gogh instead of any actual peasant he might have seen.
Again and again in the Notebooks Hardy meditates upon the possibilities of such a work.
The final section, "Reading and Writing Empowerment," meditates upon the theoretical questions raised by the previous essays focused on the work of single writers or works.
While Jameson meditates upon the potential alienation of the underground theorist, I hear the communal shifts of the emergence mode on the radio.
27], and he meditates upon Socrates, intriguing reference to the idea of courage as something feminine and mocking [section 4.8]).
IN THIS CONFESSIONAL NARRATIVE, Jean-Marie Rouart, a member of the Academie Francaise as well as director of Le Figaro Litteraire, candidly meditates upon his amorous affairs with nostalgic regret.