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ruminate
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Bleak House
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  • So did these come and go, a Dedlock in possession might have ruminated passing along; so did they see this gallery hushed and quiet, as I see it now; so think, as I think, of the gap that they would make in this domain when they were gone; so find it, as I find it, difficult to believe that it could be without them; so pass from my world, as I pass from theirs, now closing the reverberating door; so leave no blank to miss them, and so die.
  • "A family home," he ruminates as he marches along, "however small it is, makes a man like me look lonely.

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  • She had little time to ruminate.
  • cows ruminate

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