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ruminate
used in Moby Dick

3 uses
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Definition
to think again and again about something
  • At one end a ruminating tar was still further adorning it with his jack-knife, stooping over and diligently working away at the space between his legs.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (50% in)
  • Unconsciously clapping the vinegar-cruet to one side of her nose, she ruminated for an instant; then exclaimed—"No!
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (68% in)
  • Much might be ruminated here, concerning the essential dignity of this regal process, because in common life we esteem but meanly and contemptibly a fellow who anoints his hair, and palpably smells of that anointing.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (5% in)

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