brown study

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Synonyms for brown study

the condition of being so lost in solitary thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings

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a state of deep absorption or thoughtfulness

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Tom was carried off by the chambermaid in a brown study, from which he was roused in a clean little attic, by that buxom person calling him a little darling and kissing him as she left the room; which indignity he was too much surprised to resent.
I fell into a brown study as I walked on, and a voice at my side made me start.
There was nothing very inviting in the object, but Mr Nickleby was wrapt in a brown study, and sat contemplating it with far greater attention than, in a more conscious mood, he would have deigned to bestow upon the rarest exotic.
Shaw, who seemed to find it difficult to help falling into a brown study, in spite of the lively chatter going on about him.
said Katharine, apparently waking from a brown study.
With a much-perplexed face, Riderhood looked from it to the sleeper, and from the sleeper to it, and finally crept back to his chair, and there, with his hand to his chin, sat long in a brown study, looking at both.
He looked up to find Marlowe lost in a brown study.
Daydream The cleaner was always prone to lapse into a reverie, and this brown study was the fifth daydream of that humdrum day.
started, when I found you in a brown study, drifting reluctantly home
The Brown study also gave the state high marks for the consistency of its design.
Incidentally, all of these skills are effectively developed through project-based learning, an approach demeaned by the Brown study.
Advocates for improved end-of-life care say the Brown study provides more ammunition for change.
Still, we read the story through and read it again, then read it in translation as well, only to get lost in a brown study.
Ansley, 1928, for example, is a latently cubist portrait of a handsome middle-aged man in a shadowy brown study.