from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of pondering; meditation.
- n. The act or process of chewing cud.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of ruminating; i.e. chewing cud and other ruminants.
- n. Deep thought or consideration.
- n. Negative cyclic thinking; persistent and recurrent worrying or brooding.
- n. An eating disorder characterized by repetitive regurgitation of small amounts of food from the stomach.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of ruminating, or chewing the cud; the habit of chewing the cud.
- n. The state of being disposed to ruminate or ponder; deliberate meditation or reflection.
- n. The regurgitation of food from the stomach after it has been swallowed, -- occasionally observed as a morbid phenomenon in man.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of ruminating, or chewing the cud.
- n. The act of ruminating or meditating; a musing or continued thinking on a subject; meditation or reflection.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (of ruminants) chewing (the cud)
- n. a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
- n. regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding
Dwelling on the negative -- which we call "rumination" -- will only make you depressed.
I guess the point of this little rumination is that your goal is not to “write right,” to write dutifully for an hour every day, to write the way the so-called experts – including me! — tell you is the proper way to write.
Besides, this level of rumination is inviting the lock drop.
Love of the same, acquired from rumination, that is imagination of pleasure past, luxury.
Love of the same acquired from rumination, that is, imagination of pleasure past, luxury.
Marvel's creations were grist for any kind of rumination, high or low.
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In his rumination on President Obama's first year in office, The New Yorker's George Packer identifies the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - the stimulus package - as the administration's crucial undertaking.
What started out as a show about a man's sense of self-worth has allowed itself (or perhaps wisely intended) to become a rumination on feminine nature instead.
Sondheim is not interested in confession, but rumination.
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