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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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Newman also took thought for woman's "rights over her own person," when, like Harriet Martineau and Josephine Butler, he opposed the Contagious Diseases Act, first instituted in 1864: the measure requiting that prostitutes in certain garrison districts be subjected to bimonthly medical examinations for venereal disease.