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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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Among these we may take as an example his Austrian successor Meinong.* According to him there are three elements involved in the thought of an object.
Harness, but how can I harness everything?" and Pierre felt with horror that the meaning of all he had seen and thought in the dream had been destroyed.
It was growing stronger but--because of the rare peaceful hours when his thoughts were changed--his soul was slowly growing stronger, too.
The making a fact the subject of thought raises it.
Prayed to God, for the first time since the storm off Hull, but scarce knew what I said, or why, my thoughts being all confused.
Alice thought to herself, 'Then there's no use in speaking.' The voices didn't join in this time, as she hadn't spoken, but to her great surprise, they all THOUGHT in chorus (I hope you understand what THINKING IN CHORUS means--for I must confess that I don't), 'Better say nothing at all.
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.
He read until three in the morning, and his brain was in a turmoil, but not one essential thought in the text had he grasped.
"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."
And this is so true, that not only every religious symbol, but every human thought, has its page and its monument in that immense book.
Philip was elated; she had addressed him of her own accord; he saw the time approaching when his turn would come and he would tell her exactly what he thought of her.