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As a purplish-red sun set, I sat brooding over my dataset on rat brains.

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.

Bradley was a man who worried deeply and brooded over the lives lost among his commands.

The more I brooded about these and other Level D options, the more my confidence ebbed.

Dr. Johnson, left alone for long hours of the day, brooded on his own infirmities.

In those dim aisles and mighty halls brooded a Presence that he knew could soothe and comfort.

THE Lake at last—a sheet of shining metal brooded over by drooping trees.

Long he sat, and the darkness fell over the moor, matching the darkness that brooded over his heart and mind.

It was with him, therefore, that I proposed to my fellow-captive to try our long-brooded and cherished scheme of deliverance.

There was sadness in it, and pain, and the gray wintry sky brooded of sorrows to come.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to brooded, such as: daydream, grieve, meditate, sulk, mope, and ruminate.

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