Think about (a fact, proposal, or request) deeply and at length.‘she began to mull over the various possibilities’
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- ‘And I would have liked to mull over it a bit longer.’
- ‘However, he said the leadership run had not altered his own career plans, which he continues to mull over.’
- ‘It was as he was mulling over this fact that Julia appeared in the doorway.’
- ‘Yet take a moment to mull over the following set of facts with me, if you will…’
- ‘Then I wanted to take a day to mull over it before saying anything.’
- ‘You can mull over your initial impressions, testing them against available evidence over the course of weeks, slowly coming to a conclusion.’
- ‘We ended the conversation icily with my promise to mull over the other topics and to provide her with something in writing.’
- ‘But are the proposals he is mulling really enough?’
- ‘The foremost task is to mull over the raison d'être of your trip for this determines the destination, the monetary issues, accommodation etc. for your tour.’
- ‘Of course, he now had the unfortunate opportunity to mull over the fact that very soon, if all went well, he would be more powerful than a king.’
- ‘There was no time for Kari to mull over the matter any longer, as the conversation continued and her thoughts got distracted.’
- ‘She wasn't watching the road as she mulled over this fact; if she had been, she would've seen the boy before she crashed into him.’
- ‘I was mulling over the fact that Natalie needs braces and my dental insurance sucks.’
- ‘She continued to mull over that thought for a short while before she was shaken from her thoughts by the sound of the door opening and someone else slipping out into the cold night air.’
- ‘If convicted, they'll have plenty of time to mull over their sins.’
- ‘He waited in silence while she mulled over the proposal.’
- ‘Dylan continued to mull over the songs, apparently concerned about the sound and about the overtly autobiographical nature of certain of the songs.’
- ‘As you mull over the details of an enraging experience, you may think that you're trying to get more information out of it - a new understanding of what happened.’
- ‘Much to mull over as I consolidate the lessons I've learned about myself.’
- ‘The Cabinet, along with the business and non-governmental sectors, is to mull over a new strategy for the promotion of investments.’
Mid 19th century: of uncertain origin.
Warm (a beverage, especially wine, beer, or cider) and add spices and sweetening to it.‘a tankard of mulled ale’
- ‘A servant came flying out with a horn of mulled wine wrapped in a cloth and passed it to him with nervous hands, careful not to look at him before he dashed away.’
- ‘Genial hosts welcome you in with offers of warm mulled wine and mince pies.’
- ‘And Stowe Mountain Resort does a big business with a mulled wine.’
- ‘Allspice is often added to mulled wine as a sweet flavoring, which may be helpful for the digestion.’
- ‘The house smells of mulled cider and homemade hot chocolate.’
- ‘Gramercy Tavern may use rum-soaked raisins and apple rings or a combination of apricots and fresh figs as ingredients in its mulled wines.’
- ‘Genuine traders from every corner of Germany would be allowed to sell the country's beer and mulled wine to get shoppers into the party spirit.’
- ‘The drink could really consist of nearly anything, as long as it had ale or sherry as a base, apples or cider, and mulled spices.’
- ‘When he worked at the Rainbow Room in New York, de Groff served mulled wine from a silver samovar.’
- ‘Have a stash of soft drinks chilled and, if the weather's nippy, a mulled cider simmering in a slow-cooker.’
- ‘Much like eggnog, mulled wine recipes are part of our winter vocabulary.’
- ‘As it turned out, however, the cake itself is just a chocolate cake whose batter is similar to that of regular pound cake, and it is brushed with mulled wine after it has been baked.’
- ‘That night we enjoyed some hot mulled wine, a warm fire, the company of random campers at the camp site, Judy's cheesecake, and a great big fuzzy black bear that was brown.’
- ‘Most stood or sat near the huge, fieldstone fireplace in the great room, sipping the excellent mulled cider.’
- ‘Since the theme is sweets, Haas keeps the rest of the fare simple, providing a few savory finger foods such as cheeses and crackers, along with mulled wine and apple cider.’
- ‘One way is to escape to a quiet corner for reading and relaxing, a place to sip a mug of steaming mulled cider as you lose yourself in Harry Potter's latest adventures.’
- ‘Don't be concerned about the cold weather; warm mulled wine known as Gluhwein is an integral part of the markets and is guaranteed to keep that winter chill at bay.’
- ‘They came back with cinnamon, the spice we use without thinking in mulled wine and apple crumble.’
- ‘Chilly nights, I like nibbling small pieces of chocolate with a cup of hot, spicy mulled wine, enjoying the aroma of cacao, spices, and wine blending together.’
- ‘Some merchants depart from this charming tradition and just use it as an opportunity to sell random stuff, but I just ignore them and walk straight on to the mulled wine stand.’
Early 17th century: of unknown origin.
Humus formed under nonacid conditions.
- ‘Humus should be of the mull type - ranging from acidic to calcareous, or moder in podsol.’
- ‘Those woods with brown forest soils maintained mull humus, probably by virtue of their mixed floristic composition.’
1920s: from Danish muld soil.
Thin, soft, plain muslin, used in bookbinding for joining the spine of a book to its cover.
- ‘The point of the needle darts back and forth, teasing the weave of the fine muslin, mull or cotton.’
- ‘It is made of a fine mull that is not imported to this country in the piece, and there is a satisfaction in wearing only hand-made garments.’
- ‘Connecting cover boards to the mull, rather than directly to the signatures themselves, allows for a strong but flexible backbone.’
Late 17th century: abbreviation, from Hindi malmal.
A large island of the Inner Hebrides; chief town, Tobermory.