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Synonyms for brooding

Synonyms for brooding

sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body

persistent morbid meditation on a problem


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Only the gloom to the west, brooding over the upper reaches, became more somber every minute, as if angered by the approach of the sun.
And at last, in its curved and imperceptible fall, the sun sank low, and from glowing white changed to a dull red without rays and without heat, as if about to go out suddenly, stricken to death by the touch of that gloom brooding over a crowd of men.
And farther west on the upper reaches the place of the mon- strous town was still marked ominously on the sky, a brooding gloom in sunshine, a lurid glare under the stars.
These included time of day, size of male and female, presence or absence of brooding eggs, number of chelae, position of mating crabs, shelter usage, duration of copulation, and postcopulatory guarding.
WITH his dark intensity and reputation for lonely brooding, Gordon Brown has been compared to Heathcliff - the anti-hero of Wuthering Heights, perhaps Britain's the bestloved novel.
days here in the hotel room where pleasure is revealed as a brooding in
Underwater surveys and catch data were used to estimate the duration of the reproductive season, female spawning frequency, male brooding frequency, and batch fecundity.
Struggling to defend themselves against attacks on their lives, an attempted murder charge, and a sinister plot that endangers thousands of lives--including that of a Russian ballerina desperate to escape the clutches of brooding master musician and Russian Mafia figurehead.
Only two bantam hens had survived brooding and the predators.
Diplipito is a brooding work featuring the lyrical cello of Thomas Demenga and the haunting voice of Derek Lee Ragin.
As well as Todd's surprisingly convincing take on brooding evil (whoever knew he had it in him?
Henry Fonda is cast as the nameless "whiskey priest" in this brooding tale about religious persecution in revolutionary Mexico.
And the next cutting critique might be coming from the front office, not from the brooding center.
If we cannot manage the mental aspect of our game, we will find ourselves in a constant state of mental and physical exhaustion -- brooding, sulking, prisoners of our emotion, unable to recognize possibilities and workable situations.