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Ruminative   Listen

Deeply or seriously thoughtful.  Synonyms: brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective.

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"Ruminative" Quotes from Famous Books

... exciting little incident the woman had not altered her pose nor the expression of her face. Her head high, her eye ruminative, she had looked on it all as one quite detached from possible consequences. The little parasol did not change its angle. Only, quite deliberately, she had relinquished the ribbon by which she held on her hat, and had placed ...
— The Gray Dawn • Stewart Edward White

... rice-pudding baked in a tin dish, and of size sufficient to have nourished a charity school. When the repast was finished, Kenelm seemed to forget the dangerous properties of the carnivorous animal; and stretching himself indolently out, appeared to be as innocently ruminative as the ...
— Kenelm Chillingly, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... haunt Hugh as he rode through the Singleton lanes; he used to puzzle over them in an odd ruminative fashion. ...
— Wee Wifie • Rosa Nouchette Carey

... benevolence—and passed it to the other, who accepted it with a phrase of acknowledgment neither hearty nor grateful. Then the master of the house paced the floor with a slow, regular step, his hands behind him; his countenance placidly ruminative, his thoughts apparently engaged with anything rather than the pain upon the corner-sofa, whose leave-taking he had mercilessly marred. Frederic dumb and furious; Mabel equally dumb and amazed to alarm, knowing as she did that her brother's actions were never purposeless, ...
— At Last • Marion Harland

Words linked to "Ruminative" :   thoughtful, ruminate

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