Usage examples for rumination

  1. And you might do a little rumination yourself." – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  2. These have all the typical organs of rumination and digestion, and they consist of the goats, sheep, antelope, oxen, and buffalos. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  3. He informed her that Arthur was sleeping quietly, and that she might dismiss all fears as to his safety; and perhaps, if he had watched her closely, the earnest expression of something more than pleasure with which she received this assurance, might have given him cause for rumination. – Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession by Benjamin Wood
  4. This excessive rumination and self- questioning is perhaps a morbid habit inevitable to a mind of much moral sensibility when shut out from its due share of outward activity and of practical claims on its affections- inevitable to a noble- hearted, childless woman, when her lot is narrow. – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
  5. Rumination and digestion, however, are mechanico- vital actions, and can only be properly performed when the animal is in a healthy state. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  6. 263. Philosophy and deep rumination is often ill considered by those in the fever and throes of the rat race. – PoPHILO by Dom
  7. There is loss of appetite, and rumination is suspended. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  8. Then he knocked the white ashes out upon the hob, stood up with his back to the fire, in grim rumination, for about a minute, at the end of which he unlocked his desk, and took forth a letter, with a large red seal. – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  9. Oh, then I'll think Of times when I was seated 'neath this yew In solemn rumination; and will smile With joy that I have got my long'd release. – The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White With a Memoir by Sir Harris Nicolas by Henry Kirke White
  10. But it was no time for speculation as to the causes of this strange scene, and Jeffries Mayberry was not the man to indulge in rumination when the necessity called for immediate action. – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  11. Appetite and rumination are suspended. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  12. There were darkies and loafers and hackmen, and also vague individuals, the loosest and blankest he had ever seen anywhere, with tufts on their chins, toothpicks in their mouths, hands in their pockets, rumination in their jaws and diamond pins in their shirt- fronts, who looked as if they had sauntered over from Pennsylvania Avenue to while away half an hour, forsaking for that interval their various slanting postures in the porticoes of the hotels and the doorways of the saloons. – Pandora by James, Henry
  13. All his firing neurons once again became a cluster of pensive rumination. – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
  14. The camel, as every one knows, is a ruminating animal, but few, perhaps, are aware that he has the cunning to make his rumination subservient to his vengeance in a very extraordinary and ingenious manner. – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  15. A close and attentive observation would alone be able to distinguish some slight alterations in their way of living, in the regularity of their rumination and sleep. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  16. But Barbara did not flinch; and her mother relapsed into rumination. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
  17. There was endless reading to be done and endless rumination over the plot. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  18. Rumination, muscular exertion and excitement increase the frequency and cause the respirations to become irregular. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  19. But in the slow rumination of the forest he became more and more irritably sensible of her presence. – The Silent Places by Steward Edward White