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See definition of ruminating on Dictionary.com
  • as ingrazing
  • as inpensive
  • as inthinking
  • as inabstraction

synonyms for ruminating

  • biting
  • cropping
  • eating
  • feeding
  • foraging
  • gnawing
  • masticating
  • munching
  • nibbling
  • pasturing
  • uprooting
  • contemplative
  • dreamy
  • sober
  • thoughtful
  • wistful
  • absorbed
  • abstracted
  • attentive
  • cogitative
  • grave
  • musing
  • pondering
  • preoccupied
  • reflecting
  • reflective
  • ruminative
  • serious
  • speculative
  • thinking
  • withdrawn
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How to use ruminating in a sentence

He went on, ruminating on the vain shadow, into which his over-heated ambition to act and to be distinguished, had involved him.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
I can see now the happy ruminating smile which came so often on my Uncle Antony's face in those latter months.
FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
He has but one stomach, does not ruminate, and is formed more like the horse than the ox, or other ruminating animals.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VII (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
He, indeed, was ruminating deeply upon Monella, who was every day—every hour almost—becoming a greater mystery to him.
THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADOFRANK AUBREY
Ruminating thus, he essayed another door, which admitted him to a bedroom, where lay another harmonious slumberer.
PEVERIL OF THE PEAKSIR WALTER SCOTT
Leeby returned to the kitchen, and Jess sat for a time ruminating.
A WINDOW IN THRUMSJ. M. BARRIE
Sixty ruminating jaw-wags, then he spat into the fog, then the blast—correct to the clock's tide!
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
One evening, as he was ruminating over the past, his servant brought him a card, and said the gentleman was waiting to see him.
FILE NO. 113EMILE GABORIAU
Wholly at a loss how to act, she sat ruminating over this letter, till Mrs. Arlbery opened the door.
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
She was ruminating upon this formidable, this terrible task, when Edgar again appeared, accompanied by her sisters.
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
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WORDS RELATED TO RUMINATING

  • absorption
  • aloofness
  • brooding
  • cogitation
  • consideration
  • contemplation
  • daydreaming
  • detachment
  • engrossment
  • entrancement
  • musing
  • pensiveness
  • pondering
  • preoccupation
  • reflecting
  • reflection
  • remoteness
  • reverie
  • ruminating
  • thinking
  • trance
  • biting
  • cropping
  • eating
  • feeding
  • foraging
  • gnawing
  • masticating
  • munching
  • nibbling
  • pasturing
  • ruminating
  • uprooting
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.