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thought

(Concept), noun belief, conception, credo, creed, hint, idea, insight, notion, opinion, perspective, point, proposal, rationale, suggestion, tenet, view

thought

(Concern), noun attentiveness, care, impression, philosophy, reaction, regard, sentiment, thoughtfulness

thought

(Thinking), noun absorption, abstraction, application, apprehension, association of ideas, belief, cerebration, cogitation, concept, conception, consideration, contemplation, deliberation, fancy, introversion, meditation, mental process, perspective, ratiocination, reason, recollection, remark, retrospection, reverie, rumination, speculation, study, suggestion, theory, view
See also: apprehension, belief, concept, consideration, contemplation, deliberation, heed, idea, item, notice, notion, opinion, perception, perspective, point, proposal, ratiocination, reason, remark, suggestion, theory

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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The reference of thoughts to objects is not, I believe, the simple direct essential thing that Brentano and Meinong represent it as being.
and Pierre felt with horror that the meaning of all he had seen and thought in the dream had been destroyed.
Whatever any mind doth or saith is after a law; and this native law remains over it after it has come to reflection or conscious thought.
It was growing stronger but--because of the rare peaceful hours when his thoughts were changed--his soul was slowly growing stronger, too.
He thought of going to lunch at the tea-shop, but he was certain there would be many people there then, and Mildred would not be able to talk to him.
Even when I was afterwards, on due consideration, made sensible of my condition, how I was cast on this dreadful place, out of the reach of human kind, out of all hope of relief, or prospect of redemption, as soon as I saw but a prospect of living and that I should not starve and perish for hunger, all the sense of my affliction wore off; and I began to be very easy, applied myself to the works proper for my preservation and supply, and was far enough from being afflicted at my condition, as a judgment from heaven, or as the hand of God against me: these were thoughts which very seldom entered my head.
The thought that he might himself be a millionaire like Mironov, who began with nothing, so excited Vasili Andreevich that he felt the need of talking to somebody.
And a great many voices all said together ('like the chorus of a song,' thought Alice), 'Don't keep him waiting, child
At night when he went to bed he thought of his daughter growing up among the stream of people that drifted in and out of the hotel and was overcome with sadness.
It had lain fallow all his life so far as the abstract thought of the books was concerned, and it was ripe for the sowing.
It was long before I brought myself to take the only step befitting a Catholic; indeed, my thoughts ran on suicide.
And though he smiled pleasantly I saw in his thoughts the wish that he had never admitted me, and then a picture of him standing over me in the night, and the swift thrust of a long dagger and the half formed words, "I am sorry, but it is for the best good of Barsoom.