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How to use ruminative in a sentence

Yet it was not exactly a stare; it was too thoughtful, too ruminative, too unconscious for that.
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
“The bank raised the reward to eight thousand this week,” interposed the ruminative Copeland.
THE SHADOWARTHUR STRINGER
"Do you know, it's rather a pity you don't like me," said Hal, with ruminative frankness.
THE CLARIONSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
Mr. Stobell, whose habit was taciturn and ruminative, fixed his dull brown eyes on the ground and thought it over.
DIALSTONE LANE, COMPLETEW.W. JACOBS
"Some day the damn fool will bust his head open," said the liveryman, after a ruminative pause.
THE RULES OF THE GAMESTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Those looks used to haunt Hugh as he rode through the Singleton lanes; he used to puzzle over them in an odd ruminative fashion.
WEE WIFIEROSA NOUCHETTE CAREY
He lit a cigar, puffed on it, and stared with ruminative eyes at the shiny mechanism on the front of the safe.
GLADIATORPHILIP WYLIE
Her voice became half-absent-minded, ruminative, as though she were thinking aloud.
WINNER TAKE ALLLARRY EVANS
The first who presents himself is the ruminative hermit already mentioned—a species of uninspired Thoreau.
AN OLD TOWN BY THE SEATHOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH
He was gloomy, ruminative, and broke out now and again with futile manifestations of his disaffection.
THE STORY OF OLD FORT LOUDONCHARLES EGBERT CRADDOCK
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WORDS RELATED TO RUMINATIVE

  • absorbed
  • cogitative
  • contemplative
  • deliberating
  • deliberative
  • engrossed
  • introspective
  • meditative
  • pensive
  • philosophical
  • reflective
  • ruminating
  • ruminative
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