One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Hockney just bought this mirror and it has given him a new impetus to do self-portraits. ‘I usually only draw myself in down periods,’ he says, slowly, ruminatively.’
- ‘I stared ruminatively into the deep, mysterious water as though it held the answers of the universe, and particularly my own dilemma.’
- ‘Many years ago when he was running the summer school at Harvard, Henry Kissenger spoke ruminatively about how the liberals in America have "pre-empted the categories."’
- ‘It's not surprising, I guess, that, by writing about it, I strip memory of its power to make me miserable, controlling the extent to which my imagination works ruminatively and speculatively.’
- ‘Walking along a back country road, a man comes across a farmer standing by a bar-gate, ruminatively watching the sunset.’
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