Bessie's presence, compared with the thoughts over which I had been brooding
, seemed cheerful; even though, as usual, she was somewhat cross.
Earnshaw's death, which happened in less than two years after, the young master had learned to regard his father as an oppressor rather than a friend, and Heathcliff as a usurper of his parent's affections and his privileges; and he grew bitter with brooding
over these injuries.
She has given herself up, more and more hopelessly, to her own brooding
thoughts; thoughts which I believe first entered her mind on the day when the utter ruin of the prospects on which her marriage depended was made known to her.
He was, for the most part, gay and cheerful with us; but sometimes his eyes rested on her, and he fell into a brooding
state, and was silent.
It had dropped into a watchful and brooding
expression - most likely when all the things about her had become transfixed - and it looked as if nothing could ever lift it up again.
And chiefly Thou O Spirit, that dost prefer Before all Temples th' upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread Dove-like satst brooding
on the vast Abyss And mad'st it pregnant: What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support; That to the highth of this great Argument I may assert th' Eternal Providence, And justifie the wayes of God to men.
Naseby sat brooding
in his study, that there was shown in upon him, on urgent business, a little hectic gentleman shabbily attired.
I go out into the Byfleet Road, and vehicles pass me, a butcher boy in a cart, a cabful of visitors, a workman on a bicycle, children going to school, and suddenly they become vague and unreal, and I hurry again with the artilleryman through the hot, brooding
On this Telemachus strode off through the yards, brooding
his revenge upon the suitors.
This maddened me, and I sat brooding
for a time over the injuries I had suffered, and the cruelties which she I loved had endured for my sake, until my heart swelled and grew sore, and my teeth were clinched.
The water, touched to gold by the early sun, the brooding
mists under the banks at some distance down the stream, the fort, the soldiers, the piece of drift -- all had distracted him.
He was brooding
over these, preparatory to opening them, at the very moment when Adolf addressed him.