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ruminate on (something)

To give great consideration to something; to ponder on or think about something very deeply. We sat ruminating on various ways to improve our business model when Janet suddenly came up with a brilliant idea. Well, your review has certainly given me plenty to ruminate on.
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ruminate about (something)

To give great consideration to something; to ponder on or think about something very deeply. We sat ruminating about various ways to improve our business model when Janet suddenly came up with a brilliant idea. Well, your review has certainly given me plenty to ruminate about.
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ruminate about something

 and ruminate on something
to ponder and think about something. (Alludes to a cow, relaxing and chewing its cud, as if it is thinking.) He sat, ruminating about the events of the day, humming and eating peanuts. Let me ruminate on this a little bit.
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He draws on the influence of the likes of Crowded House, REM and Leonard Cohen and ruminates on the subjects of hope and despair, overcoming adversity, destiny and even a spot of murder.
He also ruminates on the relevance and modes of history, considering the social history of everyday people, oral history, public history, the study of material culture, and analysis of contemporary events.
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Watching dancers rehearse in a studio he ruminates that prayer is "practice" in the same sense - a stylized and repetitive action that must become second nature - but adds immediately that we can mistake our second nature for our first, can substitute the mere repetition of the acts for their transformation into a wider usefulness.
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He ruminates on different kinds of love in history, Freud's ideas about love, developmental aspects, intimacy, the significance of male and female development, cultural influences, commitment, and psychoanalytic theories.
In a dazzlingly irrelevant conclusion, Calvet, noting the recent collapse of communist governments in Eastern Europe, ruminates on what Barthes "might have had to say" about these events - as though such political commentary had been Barthes' stock in trade and not what he tried hard to avoid.
Jatsch, an architect by training, ruminates at length on the nature of constructed space--in architecture, sculpture, and contemporary art--and on humans' abilities to maneuver and comprehend their surroundings, particularly now, given the overwhelming flow of information provided by electronic technology.