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Conʹtemplate (3 syl.)

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To inspect or watch the temple. The augur among the Romans, having taken his stand on the Capitʹoline Hill, marked out with his wand the space in the heavens he intended to consult. This space he called the templum. Having divided his templum into two parts from top to bottom, he watched to see what would occur; the watching of the templum was called contemplating.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Constable de Bourbon
Constantine Tolman (Cornwall)
Constantine’s Cross
Constituent Assembly
Constituents
Constitution
Constitutions of Clarendon
Construe
Consuelo
Contango
Contemplate
Contempt of Court
Contenement
Contentment is true Riches
Contests of Wartburg (The)
Continence of a Scipio
Continental System
Contingent (A)
Contra bonos Mores (Latin)
Contretemps (French)
Conventicle