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Ruminative   Listen
adjective
Ruminative  adj.  Inclined to, or engaged in, rumination or meditation.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Ruminative" Quotes from Famous Books



... back of the room, when my friend joined me, very ruminative and serious. "Very odd, all this," he said, "but I suppose when we do come back, it will be ...
— John Forster • Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald

... out of a rueful yet ruminative eye. But Whinnie came forth and grimly announced that the Twins were going it. So I had to ...
— The Prairie Mother • Arthur Stringer

... night, the talk was the same. The usually silent ruminative old man was positively loquacious, and John gave him a ...
— An Australian Lassie • Lilian Turner

... ginger-beer, and above all a monument to the genius of that wonderful painter B. R. Haydon. We must at one time quite have haunted the Pantheon, where we doubtless could better than elsewhere sink to contemplative, to ruminative rest: Haydon's huge canvases covered the walls—I wonder what has become now of The Banishment of Aristides, attended to the city gate by his wife and babe, every attitude and figure in which, especially that of the foreshortened boy picking up stones to shy at the all-too-just, ...
— A Small Boy and Others • Henry James

... turn to inspect him as he blinked out at the lighted street like a Pribiloff seal blinking into an Arctic sun. Yet it was only by a second or even a third glance that the more inquisitive might have detected anything arresting in that forlornly ruminative figure with the pendulous ...
— Never-Fail Blake • Arthur Stringer

... another degree—and that she wished him privately to investigate the matter. He of course would know far, far better what to do than she, but she would suggest that he keep an eye upon Blake. At first Mr. Stone appeared somewhat sceptical and hesitant, but after peering darkly out for a long and ruminative period at the dusty foliage of the Court House elms, and after hearing the comfortable fee Katherine was willing to pay, he consented to accept the case. As he left he kindly assured her, with manly pity for her woman's helplessness, that if there was anything ...
— Counsel for the Defense • Leroy Scott

... exciting little incident the woman had not altered her pose nor the expression of her face. Her head high, her eye ruminative, she had looked on it all as one quite detached from possible consequences. The little parasol did not change its angle. Only, quite deliberately, she had relinquished the ribbon by which she ...
— The Gray Dawn • Stewart Edward White

... another long gentle slope ran to the base of the other ranges. At greater or lesser distances we caught the dust, and made out dimly the masses of the other herds collected by our companions, and by the party under Jed Parker. They went forward toward the common centre, with a slow ruminative movement, and the dust they raised ...
— Arizona Nights • Stewart Edward White

... her, ruminative, ewe-like, fringed of fetlock and deliberate in her customary amblings, you would never have reckoned Mittie May to be a mare with a past. But such was the case. Her youth had been spent in travel ...
— Sundry Accounts • Irvin S. Cobb



Words linked to "Ruminative" :   thoughtful, ruminate, reflective, contemplative, meditative



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