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  • adv. While ruminating; with thought or meditation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a ruminating manner; ruminantly.


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ruminating +‎ -ly


  • She drew one of Jim's stockings over her hand and eyed ruminatingly the prodigious hole in the heel.

    The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys

  • Nothing is so satisfying as to lean ruminatingly against a fence and observe the slow, rhythmic swing of the digger's back or hear the repeated scraping of the shovel-edge against some buried rock.

    Love Conquers All

  • And yet, you know, 'he added ruminatingly,' it is not as if mine was ever a particularly lovely or lovable face!

    The Return

  • 'Well,' began Lawford ruminatingly, 'there was something curious even then, perhaps.

    The Return

  • 'I thought,' he went on ruminatingly, 'I thought on Tuesday, yes, on

    The Return

  • "Well, she might do worse," said Bunting ruminatingly.

    The Lodger

  • He caressed his chin ruminatingly and rolled his lips until they settled into a fine resultant of wisdom, patience, toleration and firmness.

    A Knight of the Cumberland

  • "There was just one moment," he murmured ruminatingly, --

    The Mischief Maker

  • "It 's a funny thing about this place," said Patty, ruminatingly, "that, though we have a different preacher every Sunday, we always have the same sermon."

    When Patty Went to College

  • "Ha! Going to London --" He rolled it ruminatingly on his tongue.

    The Three Sisters


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