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A little theatrical brooding about recovery and renaissance can go a long way.

What defines Theroux, aside from abs that have been known to make the paparazzi pant, is a brooding, cerebral sense of alienation.

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The animated episodes contain a noirish quality, a brooding seriousness that Oldenburg said was done deliberately in order to draw the contrast with the bits’ silliness.

Saturday’s overcast appeared milky and chalky rather than sullen and brooding.

Stripping the brooding, stripping the coolness away and playing somebody in a way kind of exposed, even though he’s so full of lies.

Carell is good in a brooding, atmospheric movie but Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo are better.

In the Jockey ad, half of Jim Palmer's princely, brooding face is fully lighted, the other half is masked in shadow.

I had left a party early, brooding about why I felt so strongly about something that, ostensibly, had “nothing to do with me.”

Hollywood is gripped by an obsession so all-consuming that no blockbuster is safe from its brooding influence.

Nine times out of ten, it will conjure up an image of a brooding, sweaty, long-haired hunk.

Brooding over such thoughts as these, Alessandro went up into the canon one morning.

Reflection, introspection, brooding over mental and spiritual pain became impossible.

The girl looked round the ragged moor, brooding in the twilight, and half hesitated.

But, fortunately, they had scant time for repining, and there is nothing like active occupation to banish useless brooding.

He continues his walk in moody silence, brooding over his sense of injustice.


On this page you'll find 456 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to brooding, such as: discouraged, forlorn, bad, blue, down, and low.

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