What is the meaning of 'gaze upon'?

Below is the full sentence.

But gaze upon things which although absent are securely present to the mind.

  • It means use your "mind's eye" to see them.
    – Hot Licks
    Sep 30, 2015 at 2:26
  • Have you tried consulting a dictionary?
    – Drew
    Sep 30, 2015 at 17:38

1 Answer 1


"Gaze upon" most literally means "look at"

The particular example you have provided involves some flowery language. It could be rewritten in a simpler way (which sounds much worse):

"But look at things that are not here but are in present in thought"

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