Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a ruminant manner; by ruminating, or chewing the cud.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a ruminant manner; by ruminating, or chewing the cud.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the manner of a ruminant; by means of rumination.

Etymologies

ruminant +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "A flutey voice, like some birds I've listened to," returned the girl ruminantly, "but with something a bit odd and different in her speech that made us think her an American, and Hope even spoke of it; but just then the carriage came to take us to the wharf, and she forgot to answer."

    All Aboard A Story for Girls

  • But in whichever direction Emmy looked she was always brought back as by a magnet to Alf, who sat ruminantly beside her.

    Nocturne

  • "Hear them little fellers!" said Stephen, ruminantly.

    A Christmas Accident and Other Stories

  • "Too bad she ain't got a few more millions," said Uncle Peter, ruminantly.

    The Spenders A Tale of the Third Generation

  • Ruth repeated the word, not in the effect of a query, but ruminantly.

    The Ragged Edge

  • He gazed ruminantly away from the lagoon to the pool of Psyche, where the Tahitian women squatted on their shapely haunches and thumped their clothes.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • This might have endured until he returned to earth had not the airman stopped the engines so that they drifted ruminantly in space below the clouds.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • Courant clasped his hands behind his head and gazed ruminantly before him.

    The Emigrant Trail

  • "He has a fine forehead, and if one likes beards, his is certainly a handsome specimen," said Aunt Helen ruminantly, as we were driving home.

    A Romantic Young Lady

  • "Do you know," put in her sister ruminantly, "there's ever so much difference between being dressed up and well dressed.

    All Aboard A Story for Girls

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