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synonyms for brooded

  • daydream
  • fret
  • grieve
  • meditate
  • mope
  • ruminate
  • sulk
  • bleed
  • consider
  • deliberate
  • despond
  • dream
  • gloom
  • lament
  • languish
  • muse
  • ponder
  • reflect
  • repine
  • sigh
  • speculate
  • worry
  • be in brown study
  • chafe inwardly
  • dwell upon
  • eat one's heart out
  • mull over
  • stew over
  • sweat out
  • sweat over
  • think about
  • think upon
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antonyms for brooded

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  • be happy
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • please
  • disregard
  • forget
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How to use brooded in a sentence

As a purplish-red sun set, I sat brooding over my dataset on rat brains.
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The scientists videotaped each brood for two consecutive days and nights to understand how the owlets interacted and attached a tiny microphone backpack to each chick to help identify individual calls.
BARN OWLETS SHARE FOOD WITH THEIR YOUNGER SIBLINGS IN EXCHANGE FOR GROOMINGPRATIK PAWARJUNE 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
In those dim aisles and mighty halls brooded a Presence that he knew could soothe and comfort.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
THE Lake at last—a sheet of shining metal brooded over by drooping trees.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
Long he sat, and the darkness fell over the moor, matching the darkness that brooded over his heart and mind.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
It was with him, therefore, that I proposed to my fellow-captive to try our long-brooded and cherished scheme of deliverance.
CONFESSIONS OF A THUGPHILIP MEADOWS TAYLOR
There was sadness in it, and pain, and the gray wintry sky brooded of sorrows to come.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
I think he brooded over leaving those boots to one he cared for.
THE MEDICI BOOTSPEARL NORTON SWET
That unearthly silence still brooded over the great river and lonely forest.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
Little did he think that that middling oat-bearing land was being minded and brooded upon.
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