Thorpe had concluded his philosophical remarks with ruminative slowness.
Yet it was not exactly a stare; it was too thoughtful, too ruminative, too unconscious for that.
She gazed steadily at the glowing coals, ruminative, reflective.
He paused for a while, then went on with ruminative authority.
Hers had been a ruminative existence, for its uncertainty but rarely disturbed ...