Usage examples for meditation

  1. " Sound sleep by night, study and ease, Together mixed sweet recreation; And innocence, which most doth please, With meditation – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  2. Robert sat with his fist at his temples, in a frowning meditation – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. The smoke thinned, and through it I saw the gigantic ape standing quite still, like a creature lost in meditation – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard
  4. For many years he had given himself to devotion and meditation – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  5. So also Shakespeare's knowledge or his moral insight, Milton's greatness of soul, Shelley's 'hate of hate' and 'love of love, ' and that desire to help men or make them happier which may have influenced a poet in hours of meditation all these have, as such, no poetical worth: they have that worth only when, passing through the unity of the poet's being, they reappear as qualities of imagination, and then are indeed mighty powers in the world of poetry. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  6. Then they ceased- I had heard as the voice of my star That told me the truth of my fortunes- thus far I had read of my sorrow, and lay in the hush Of deep meditation when lo! – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  7. Here he remained till dawn in meditation but as to the nature of his meditations I am, dear maidens, ignorant. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  8. He never neglected an opportunity to talk about his trip, therefore when he put his chair back from the table, and engaged in quiet meditation Silas felt sure he was about to introduce the subject in a new way; for Armsby was a very ingenious as well as a very lazy man. – The Mystery of the Locks by Edgar Watson Howe
  9. Absorbed in meditation he went silently home. – Paul Clifford, Volume 1. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. He did not sleep long, however, but soon rose, and continued to traverse his apartment, as if buried in meditation till dawn. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru by Prescott, William Hickling
  11. But when Dunstan's meditation reached this point, the inclination to go on grew strong and prevailed. – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
  12. That conception wouldn't have been found in men's minds at first; it would have been the result of later crude meditation upon the fact. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  13. It was a spot pleasantly convenient for meditation but overlooked on one side by the House of the Little Sisters; in which, as I guessed afterwards, madame must have awaited me, for the square when I entered it was empty, yet in a moment, though no one came in from the street, she stood beside me. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  14. She required a few moments of rest, of refreshment, and meditation – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  15. Let me see, he added, with an air of deep meditation – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  16. She had an agitated sort of meditation in the train. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  17. If we do not, by faith and meditation realize the principles which flow from the truth as it is in Jesus, and obtain the strength which is stored in Him, we shall not grow by Him or like Him. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  18. After a proper interval of meditation Jim said: Sol' it this week. – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston
  19. Meditation it is true, hardly threw fresh light upon the matter. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  20. Margery's case gave him more food for meditation – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie