contemplate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: speculate, study, analyze, think over

NOTE: Object or topic being contemplated may be omitted

Here are some questions that pop into one's head while contemplating a job change.
Contemplating in the shower, I realized there was no coffee here. How can one shower and drink coffee?
Woman contemplating in the park: pictures by Inspirestock
Some of the clubs had been contemplating reducing the number of players to less than 15.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Cogitation
PropBank: contemplate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 4

Sense Number 2: look at carefully, observe

Contemplate your navel.
Tourists contemplated their shoelaces and smiled to themselves.
It was entitled 'Trekker man using a hat and backpack while contemplating a beautiful sunset'.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1