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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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Realists, on the other hand, as a rule, suppress the content, and maintain that a thought consists either of act and object alone, or of object alone.
Modern idealism professes to be by no means confined to the present thought or the present thinker in regard to its knowledge; indeed, it contends that the world is so organic, so dove-tailed, that from any one portion the whole can be inferred, as the complete skeleton of an extinct animal can be inferred from one bone.
He's necessary to me," she thought about her husband, "and I put up with him.
He remembered afterward how intensely wide awake and alert he had thought he was.
I never thought my compositions had so many faults until I began to look for them myself.
He thought of his wife and for the moment almost hated her.
It is the generation of the mind, the marriage of thought with nature.
I thought it as well then to say what Strickland had suggested.
I had only one pretty thought for the book," she said, "I was to give it a happy ending.
I could say so much more about this, so much more about George, if I might only give my thoughts and my pen their own way; but I must leave Miss Garth (at her own special request) a blank space to fill up on the last page of this letter; and I must only add one word more before I say good-by -- a word to warn you that I have another surprise in store, which I am keeping in reserve until we meet.
And a great many voices all said together ('like the chorus of a song,' thought Alice), 'Don't keep him waiting, child
When she had thought of this, she fastened up her hair and began to wash: it seemed more possible to her to go downstairs and try to behave as usual.