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A consideration for or reasoning
“I've given your arguments some thought, and there is some weight to it.”
The act of thinking
“It required some thought, but I think we have finally solved the case.”
A concept formulated in the mind
“There is a thought that the older you are, the less likely this method will be successful for you.”
The formation of solutions or ideas through attentiveness
“It was the diligent thought of one of your employees that saved the company from losing one of its most important clients.”
To have formed a reasoning in the mind about
“It is thought that the plot involved the use of conventional explosives.”
A dream or imagination
“I had lost myself in a thought after immersing myself in the book you had recommended to me.”
To have concern or sympathy for others
“I thought you could spare some thought for your fellow man, but you are obviously not that kind of person.”
An ambition or hope
“Jarrad had given up every thought of pursuing a career in the music industry after a critical assessment of his singing ability.”
Denotes a feeling or emotional notion
“The thought of being in the same room with that abusive and manipulative woman is enough to send shivers down my spine.”
To have had an opinion of
“I wrongly thought the new Miley Cyrus album would be very good.”
To have expected
“I thought he would be posting another update on social media, but I was wrong.”
To have ruminated or mulled over
“I have thought it over, and I have made my decision.”
(thought of/about) To have considered the possibility of
“After listening to a speech by Steve Jobs, he thought about becoming an entrepreneur.”
To have recalled from memory
“She thought fondly of all the happy times they had together.”
To have imagined a possible scenario
“I always thought we would meet again someday.”
(thought of/about) To have had a concern about
“She constantly thought about her son who was recovering from his illness.”
(rare) To have had an estimation of someone or something
“I thought you to be a selfish person, but you are even worse than I imagined!”
(rare) To have had in mind as a purpose
“I thought to apply for that job.”
Past participle forms for thought
“At the time, it was thought that all the subspecies were separated geographically.”
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