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Definition of Brooding

  • worried and thinking long and intensely, especially about a particular problem.
  • good at incubating eggs, especially of a fowl kept for that purpose; as, a brooding hen.
  • the process of sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body; -- mostly used of birds.
  • persistent morbid meditation on a problem
  • sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body

How to use brooding in a sentence. Brooding pronunciation.

In the last of his wonderful "Poems in Prose," Turgenev cried out: "In these days of doubt, in these days of painful brooding over the fate of my country, thou alone art my rod and my staff, O great, mighty, true and free Russian language!
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Turgenev made no answer; but over the troubled waters of his story moves the brooding spirit of creation.
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The religious sense of the Russian, brooding for centuries over empty forms, combined with the equally repressed longing for spiritual life,-these quickly seized upon the power of a simple and practical living religious doctrine, and the 'Stundist' movement spread rapidly over the whole south of the Empire.
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I don't care so much about that,' said Nancy in a brooding voice.
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By accentuating a pause between the life of daytime and that which will begin after dark, this grey hour excites to an unwonted perception of the city's vastness and of its multifarious labour; melancholy, yet not dismal, the brooding twilight seems to betoken Nature's compassion for myriad mortals exiled from her beauty and her solace.
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After brooding over the intelligence for half a day, she resolved to question Mary, who perhaps, during so long a residence in Grove Lane, had learnt something of the trouble that darkened her master's life.
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Amy felt this, and she felt she was doing wrong, but that only made her more vexed; for instead of acknowledging her fault to herself, and asking God to forgive her and strengthen her against it, she went on brooding over her wrongs and nursing her anger in silence.
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As a man that am eternally brooding over my own thoughts, and confine them to my own particular concerns, I am at all hours as well prepared as I am ever like to be, and death, whenever he shall come, can bring nothing along with him I did not expect long before.
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He was so angry that he could not get to sleep till quite late that night, and he awoke in the early morning and began brooding over the way they had treated him.
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She looked into the dark abyss of time with brooding eyes, and now and then with a long meditative glance at Lawson she sighed deeply.
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Lawson painted very low in tone, and they both saw the emerald of the grass like dark velvet, while the brilliance of the sky turned in their hands to a brooding ultramarine.
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It seemed to Philip, brooding over these matters, that in the true painters, writers, musicians, there was a power which drove them to such complete absorption in their work as to make it inevitable for them to subordinate life to art.
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Long brooding on his failure, continual arrangement and rearrangement of his deserts and rebuffs, had made Sir Francis much of an egoist, and in his retirement his temper became increasingly difficult and exacting.
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And yet, not in her words, perhaps, but in her voice, in her face, in her attitude, there were signs of a soft brooding spirit, of a sensibility unblunted and profound, playing over her thoughts and deeds, and investing her manner with an habitual gentleness.
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She worked a little, wrote a little, ordered the dinner, and sat, for longer than she knew, with her head on her hand piercing whatever lay before her, whether it was a letter or a dictionary, as if it were a film upon the deep prospects that revealed themselves to her kindling and brooding eyes.
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The principles embodied in his famous reply to Colonel Hayne of South Carolina, in the debate in the Senate on the right of "nullification," had lain brooding in his mind for eighteen months.
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And it would have been almost strange, if, so intently and earnestly brooding, as she had done over the image of Godolphin, that image had not, without recurring to any cabalistical spells, been present to her dreams.
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All the men when they looked at her fell to brooding as if struck by the thought that their lives had been wasted.
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Bunter resumed his walk; and for a long time his measured footsteps and the low wash of the water alongside were the only sounds which troubled the silence brooding over the great waters.
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Gerhardt went back to his newspaper reading and brooding.
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Examples of Brooding

Example #1
If it were not for thee, how could one keep from despairing at the sight of what is going on at home?
Example #2
And no people are more jealous on this very point than the French.
Example #3
Russians must and will learn manhood from foreigners, from men who die only from bodily disease, who are not sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought.
Example #4
On the eve of what?
Example #5
Wherever a Bible in the Russian language is to be found in the village, there a circle rapidly forms around its learned owner; he is listened to eagerly, and the Word has its effect. .
Example #6
The origin of the 'Stunde,' from the prayer hour of the German Menonites and other evangelical colonist meetings, is well known.