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adjective as in grazing

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Natalia comes around after a bit of ruminating to sappy music.

Even in the Pac Man arcades — perhaps especially there — he was ruminating about Auschwitz.

Whether she was ruminating about marriage, sex, being a parent, or aging, Diller was simply hilarious.

The later sections show him ruminating less on the city and more on its citizens, and by extension, human nature itself.

Take concrete steps aimed at addressing the problem that looms, rather than ruminating abstractly about what-if scenarios.

He went on, ruminating on the vain shadow, into which his over-heated ambition to act and to be distinguished, had involved him.

I can see now the happy ruminating smile which came so often on my Uncle Antony's face in those latter months.

He has but one stomach, does not ruminate, and is formed more like the horse than the ox, or other ruminating animals.

He, indeed, was ruminating deeply upon Monella, who was every day—every hour almost—becoming a greater mystery to him.

Ruminating thus, he essayed another door, which admitted him to a bedroom, where lay another harmonious slumberer.


On this page you'll find 86 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ruminating, such as: null, biting, null, cropping, eating, and feeding.

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