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Thought

imp. & p. 1.imp. & p. p. of Think.
n.1.The act of thinking; the exercise of the mind in any of its higher forms; reflection; cogitation.
Thought can not be superadded to matter, so as in any sense to render it true that matter can become cogitative.
- Dr. T. Dwight.
2.Meditation; serious consideration.
Pride, of all others the most dangerous fault,
Proceeds from want of sense or want of thought.
- Roscommon.
3.That which is thought; an idea; a mental conception, whether an opinion, judgment, fancy, purpose, or intention.
Thus Bethel spoke, who always speaks his thought.
- Pope.
Why do you keep alone, . . .
Using those thoughts which should indeed have died
With them they think on?
- Shak.
Thoughts come crowding in so fast upon me, that my only difficulty is to choose or to reject.
- Dryden.
All their thoughts are against me for evil.
- Ps. lvi. 5.
4.Solicitude; anxious care; concern.
Hawis was put in trouble, and died with thought and anguish before his business came to an end.
- Bacon.
Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink.
- Matt. vi. 25.
5.A small degree or quantity; a trifle; as, a thought longer; a thought better.
If the hair were a thought browner.
- Shak.
This [faculty], to which I gave the name of the "elaborative faculty," - the faculty of relations or comparison, - constitutes what is properly denominated thought.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
Noun1.thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
Synonyms: idea
2.thought - the process of thinking (especially thinking carefully); "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
3.thought - the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual; "19th century thought"; "Darwinian thought"
4.thought - a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"

THOUGHT. The operation of the mind. No one can be punished for his mere thoughts however wicked they may be. Human laws cannot reach them, first, because they are unknown; and, secondly, unless made manifest by some action, they are not injurious to any one; but when they manifest themselves, then the act, which is the consequence, may be punished. Dig. 50 16, 225.

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