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  • adv. In a brooding manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a brooding manner; while brooding.


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  • Rami Vierula, the band's songwriter and creative force, compiled photos from his family albums and decided to share a piece of his personal life with the listener; it is a technique that works very well with a sound that recalls the broodingly realistic fables told in shimmering '80s post-punk and the instrumental expansiveness present in contemporary indie-rock.

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  • The film's lush scenery in the hills and moors of bucolic England heighten the decadent romanticism of the story of a beleaguered governess who falls for her broodingly handsome employer, the ultimate Byronic hero, Mr. Rochester, who is tormented by the presence of his first wife.

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  • What starts broodingly, with James Samson's Choirmaster in an almost incantational mood, turns playful for the embracing lovers, Robert Kleinendorst and Amy Young, and darkens when an intense Sean Mahoney enters.

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  • As I walked in, I espied a poster of a shirtless Jacob Black staring broodingly down upon my helpless visage from his place on the wall above my bed.


  • Now it films events Loiacono thinks the mainstream media will ignore, and offers a variety of original programming: In "Constitution 101," two broodingly attractive guys educate viewers on the meaning of words such as "preamble" and "ratify."

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  • For the unacquainted, this is the story of three supernatural roommates sharing a house in working-class Boston: an immortal and broodingly Byronic vampire (Sam Witwer, who comes the closest to embodying the spirit of the thing), a mild-mannered werewolf still awkwardly adjusting to his monthly curse (Sam Huntington, whose rhythms are a bit too sitcom-like) and a female ghost (shrill Meaghan Rath) who can't leave the house in which she died under mysterious circumstances.

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  • Crisp in its neo-baroque variations and broodingly romantic in others, this was a young composer's music infused with all the youthful energy and feeling it demanded.

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  • In one of the midseason's plum roles, Mireille Enos Big Love gives the series its quiet, broodingly empathetic center as inscrutable veteran detective Sarah Linden, confronted with the tragic case of a murdered teenage girl from a working-class family.

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  • Wearing a lot of black, hanging out in coffee shops with your laptop and looking broodingly at people does not make you a writer.

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  • Then as we left the theater, my daughter — who tends to sprout hives when she's really upset — could manage to only scratch broodingly and shake her head no at me when I asked her what she thought.

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