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Cogitate  v. t.  To think over; to plan. "He... is our witness, how we both day and night, revolving in our minds, did cogitate nothing more than how to satisfy the parts of a good pastor."

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"Cogitate" Quotes from Famous Books

... saw any peasant 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 from so long ...
— The Essays of Montaigne, Complete • Michel de Montaigne

... remember, on which I used to cogitate profoundly, was how to defeat an enemy without having arms. My preoccupation with this question, amidst the hum of the boys reciting their lessons, comes back to me even now. If I could properly train up a number of dogs, tigers and other ferocious beasts, and put a few lines of these on the field ...
— My Reminiscences • Rabindranath Tagore

... were placed in their separate cells, fettered to great iron rings, and left to cogitate over their probable fate. They were not even permitted the solace of intercourse; but as each grew more accustomed to the gloom inside, he discerned that it was no part of the plan to permit him to hunger or thirst, for ...
— The Pirate Woman • Aylward Edward Dingle

... believed him, and renewed part of the advance for a short period; but he began, to cogitate in this wise: 'Here is a farmer of long experience, born of a farming family, and a hardworking fellow, and, more than that, honest. If this man, who has hitherto had the command of a fair amount of capital, cannot make his books balance better than this, what must be the case with some of our ...
— Hodge and His Masters • Richard Jefferies

... 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, ...
— Native Life in South Africa, Before and Since • Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

... descriptions in the tales o' the olden time;—at last this is manifest, that although Byron shows little of the melancholy and mourning of Ossian, he was yet evidently influenced by some strong bias and congeniality of taste to brood and cogitate on topics of the same character as those of that bard. Moreover, besides the probability of his imagination having been early tinged with the sullen hue of the local traditions, it is remarkable, that the longest of his juvenile poems ...
— The Life of Lord Byron • John Galt

... you begun or finished a poem? If you won't tell me what I have done, pray say what you have done, or left undone, yourself. I am still in equipment for voyaging, and anxious to hear from, or of, you before I go, which anxiety you should remove more readily, as you think I sha'n't cogitate about you afterwards. I shall give the lie to that calumny by fifty foreign letters, particularly from any place where the plague is rife,—without a drop of vinegar or a whiff of sulphur to save ...
— The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals, Volume 2. • Lord Byron

... tied!" exclaimed Hopalong in great wonder, pausing in his exertions to cogitate deeply upon this most remarkable phenomenon. "Tied up! Now what the devil do ...
— Bar-20 Days • Clarence E. Mulford

Words linked to "Cogitate" :   study, chew over, speculate, pass judgment, devote, contemplate, excogitate, ponder, philosophise, ruminate, cogitation, plan, reason, reflect, link up, link, pay, conclude, meditate, concentrate, think, colligate, focus, cogitative, pore, evaluate, connect, philosophize, reason out, think over, give, center, associate, mull over, cerebrate, rationalise, judge

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