introspection

(redirected from introspections)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
References in classic literature ?
Morbid timidity and equally morbid religious introspection, aggravated by disappointments in love, prevented him as a young man from accepting a very comfortable clerkship in the House of Lords and drove him into intermittent insanity, which closed more darkly about him in his later years.
It is the privi- lege of early youth to live in advance of its days in all the beautiful continuity of hope which knows no pauses and no introspection.
Featuring both free-verse stanzas on a wide variety of subjects and a handful of stream-of-consciousness introspections upon universal laws, Hitch ties together rhythm, nuance and precision with the exquisite accuracy of a sailor's knot.