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mull over

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mull over reflect deeply on a subject "I mulled over the events of the afternoon","philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years","The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t mull over To think about; to consider; to ruminate about; as, mull it over and decide in the morning.
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Quotations

  • Peace Pilgrim
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    “Worry is a useless mulling over of things we cannot change.”

Usage

In literature:

Mayne spent part of the trip mulling over a message Haruhiku had received.
"A Transmutation of Muddles" by Horace Brown Fyfe
Barth sat at the great screen, watching as they drew on steadily toward the rendezvous, mulling over his plans.
"Victory" by Lester del Rey
The third day my feet are not so weary, and while I iron I mull over ideas on women in industry.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
When the father wasn't about Beach and his mother mulled it over.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
But once Eleanor had the idea in her mind she mulled it over and over until it really appeared feasible to her.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
She mulled that over for some time before she was able to come to what seemed like a reasonable hypothesis.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
I want to mull over these signals.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Mulling these things over as I tramped back toward the dome, I suddenly heard a distant bell ringing way back in my head.
"The Risk Profession" by Donald Edwin Westlake
Stop a moment and mull it over.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
Still mulling over it he went down to supper.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
The inscription should be over a table on which is served mulled wine from a silver pitcher kept in hot water.
"Breakfasts and Teas" by Paul Pierce
You see, we've mulled it over and over.
"The Come Back" by Carolyn Wells
After that Friday evening with Henderson, I spent the next week mulling over the complexities of the situation.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
Instead, she kept mulling over the events of the night.
"Clue of the Silken Ladder" by Mildred A. Wirt
Emma mulled over a plan that was forming in her mind while Barbara and Tad brought more stones.
"The Lost Wagon" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
After Louise had gone to her own home, she mulled over the situation, discussing every angle of it with her father.
"Saboteurs on the River" by Mildred A. Wirt
I have "mulled" over the matter for myself a day or two.
"Sunday-School Success" by Amos R. Wells
Wright mulled it over, kneading his wrinkled throat.
"West Of The Sun" by Edgar Pangborn
The Cubs kept mulling over the affair and the conviction grew upon them that Pat Oswald had been responsible.
"Dan Carter and the Cub Honor" by Mildred A. Wirt
I lie there and mull over the contract, you see.
"The Hallowell Partnership" by Katharine Holland Brown
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In poetry:

They spring from the heather, the broom and the wood,
And come with a rush like a gathering flood;
They come from Iona, from Mull and Tiree,
And other fair Islands far over the sea.
"Hail to Lochiel And Lovat" by Angus Cameron Robertson

In news:

City mulls over fate of Fifth Ave food carts.
White House mulls how to strike over Libya attack.
Prospective fiance mulls over his choice.
Attorneys to Mull Over Latest Proposal.
If Toyota has its way, you'll also be mulling over interactive window features.
Detroit Teachers Mull Strike Over Imposed Contract.
It was an idea Vance Thompson had been mulling over in his head sometime last fall.
Last October, Alexa, then a senior at Bridgehampton High School, began mulling over her options for college.
Horry schools mull turning over security to police.
Ferrari mull protest over Vettel's title win.
Police mull action over false Twitter abuse claims.
Lawmakers Mull Over Marijuana DUI Standards.
Two years ago when Luke Kanies was mulling over where to move his Nashville startup he considered Silicon Valley, an obvious choice for an open-source software business.
Rashida Jones mulling over fan's.
How about kickstarting that book idea you've been mulling over.
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