intense thought

See: care, diligence
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The next day Aylmer apprised his wife of a plan that he had formed whereby he might have opportunity for the intense thought and constant watchfulness which the proposed operation would require; while Georgiana, likewise, would enjoy the perfect repose essential to its success.
Intense thought had set its stamp upon every previous page of that volume, but the thoughts of years were all concentrated upon the last.
Once or twice, indeed, his huge figure was seen standing on the summit of some distant swell, with the head bent towards the earth, as he leaned on his rifle; but then these moments of intense thought were rare, and of short continuance.
Barker stood for a moment with his face set grimly and his strong black eyebrows drawn low in intense thought. Then he looked up with a smile.
often, when forced from his hammock by exhausting and intolerably vivid dreams of the night, which, resuming his own intense thoughts through the day, carried them on amid a clashing of phrensies, and whirled them round and round in his blazing brain, till the very throbbing of his life-spot became insufferable anguish; and when, as was sometimes the case, these spiritual throes in him heaved his being up from its base, and a chasm seemed opening in him, from which forked flames and lightnings shot up, and accursed fiends beckoned him to leap down among them; when this hell in himself yawned beneath him, a wild cry would be heard through the ship; and with glaring eyes Ahab would burst from his state room, as though escaping from a bed that was on fire.
Ellis begins with a general observation: "Too intense thought upon religious subjects is the moral cause, which, next to distressed circumstances and grief, has produced, as far as we have been able to ascertain, the greatest number of cases in the institution at Wakefield" (p 67).
The footage used in The Green Cinematograph (Programme 1: Pipe Smoker and Overflowing Sink), 2010, essentially comprises two separate films, each entirely banal: In one, we see Graham himself as an old-fashioned, Father Knows Best kind of serious guy with a pipe clenched between his teeth and a slight frown of intense thought on his face, sitting in a leather armchair in a darkened space; in the other, a sink slowly-, and rather dramatically, overflows with bubbly water (I couldn't help but think of David Medalla's "Bubble Machines," 1963-94, and of the bubble sculptures of Roger Hiorns).
"However after intense thought and discussion, we have chosen the four finalists and we look forward to seeing how they fare during their two week sessions.
The treatment of so few texts, with just a glance at Cockaigne and some of Utopia's later progeny, allows Kendrick room for intense thought but means he must ignore many texts that might confirm or modify his arguments: that adventure in dystopic carnival reversal, Joseph Hall's Mundus Alter et Idem, William Bullein's popular Dialogue Against the Fever Pestilence (1564) with its description of "Nodnol," and even some French texts related to Rabelais that exploit Cockaigne--such as Les Navigations de Panurge, with its delightful custom of rejuvenating old men in vats of wine.
Designed for both the student of military history and practitioners of the profession of arms, this work will provoke intense thought and study.
But praising the structure the judges said: "Every single decision, from the diameter of the base, to the materials used, to the landscape context and the lighting regime has required intense thought, both on the part of the architect and associated consultants."
Whether we realize it or not, a decade of intense thought, organizational change, combat experience, and preparation has placed us in the midst of a true air and space power transformation.