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It is well to be prepared for it, but it is ill to brood over a fancied future of evil.

Yet, think of it, brood over it as I would, there was no help for it.

It was like the stillness and the death that brood over the Dead Sea.

The heavy scent of the roses seemed to brood over everything.

Still, Farmer Grey was not a man to sit by himself and brood over his sorrow.

She had enough of bitterness to brood over, and some excuse for self-pity.

She was silent, and Carlo had to brood over something as well.

They'd have time to brood over it, to get the agitators started.

Jack was given no more leisure to brood over his own misfortunes.

The formless god who has begun to brood over the West is called "On."

WORD ORIGIN

Old English brod "brood, fetus, hatchling," from Proto-Germanic *brod (cf. Middle Dutch broet, Old High German bruot, German Brut "brood"), literally "that which is hatched by heat," from *bro- "to warm, heat," from PIE *bhre- "burn, heat, incubate," from root *bhreue- "to boil, bubble, effervesce, burn" (see brew (v.)).

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