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The rumination has centered around the systems and the institutions that perpetuated this treatment but, at least as I’ve found—and I’d venture many have as well—it’s also very personal.

The implausible realignment of two stars after more than a decade and a half might supercharge such ruminations.

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In addition to garden-variety deep thoughts, his movies are also laced with ruminations on where Germany has been, and where it’s headed.

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Other studies have shown that rumination perpetuates distress and aggression caused in response to insults and threats to one’s self-esteem.

Oftentimes, this realization itself introduces enough mental distance from the cycle of rumination to break it, and allow you to move on.

How else to explain the popularity of a novel so free of plot, so obsessed with existential rumination and recondite philosophy?

What is it about all the rumination, all the anxiety that makes it so hard to sort of stand up for yourself, to yourself?

The images feel like a yearbook of sorts, a rumination on the decade, and on three girls growing up.

In her hands, celluloid comes off as a medium that allows for old-fashioned rumination, with some of the slowness of oil paint.

Published in 2006, the novel is violent and spooky, a rumination on madness and creativity.

Lady Hartledon had dismissed her maid, and stood leaning against the arm of the sofa, indulging in bitter rumination.

At this a light came into his face, and after some seconds of rumination he despatched Nance upon an errand.

He sat looking surly and gloomy, buried in rumination, and by-and-by rose and left the room.

He kept sighing and wrinkling his brows, as though in deep rumination on a matter far removed from the stumpage question.

Then he wrenched off a huge chew of tobacco whose rumination might check his impulse toward tempestuous language.


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On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rumination, such as: meditation, reflection, anticipation, attention, cerebration, and cogitation.

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