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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of brood.


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  • The cloud that had shed the rain brooded apart with wings of folded gloom.

    The Fire Within 1913

  • Yet an ill name brooded over its seductive waters; for two persons had been drowned in it during the last hundred years: and the last one was the parson of the parish, returning from the squire's dinner in the normal condition of a guest, A.D.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866 Various

  • And I have, for years, kind of brooded about the prospect of having a global alliance between governments, chemical companies, and others that would have an interest in it, in joining together, in effect, to pay to save the rain forests.

    Remarks At Fifth Millennium Evening At The White House ITY National Archives 1999

  • Br [= a] hmanas, Praj [= a] pati, made the elements proceed from the worlds he had 'brooded' over (or had done penance over, _abhyatapat_).

    The Religions of India Handbooks on the History of Religions, Volume 1, Edited by Morris Jastrow Edward Washburn Hopkins 1894

  • Killer cabbie Derrick Bird 'brooded' before onslaught WHITEHAVEN, England: Five hours before he started shooting on the streets of Whitehaven, Derrick Bird was in his car, brooding, outside the home of his solicitor. | Top Stories 2010

  • Further, a great anxiety brooded over the camp where the boats were built.


  • The eyes brooded on Cocky, and the entire body was still save for the long tail, which lashed from one side to the other and back again in an abrupt, angry, but monotonous manner.

    CHAPTER XX 2010

  • But her face had suddenly gone grave, and apprehension brooded in her eyes.

    Jack London's Story - Moon Face: Planchette pg 3 of 3 2010

  • He drew more and more within himself, became morose, and brooded much.


  • But the span could not hold, and in its wake the black night brooded.

    CHAPTER 18 2010


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