ruminate on (something)

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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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After years of rumored publication, the appearance of Selections from the Journals of Myron Stout has at last corroborated critics' thoughts on the artist's work: The excerpted entries, dating from 1950 through 1966, perforce provide a picture of Stout ruminating on nature, in particular the dunes of the Cape, and on art history, from Giotto and Ucello to Mondrian and Hofmann, as he works as an artist by other means.
Karen Chin has been ruminating on a particularly murky paleontological question: Whatever happened to the scat from huge plant-munching dinosaurs?
The narrator, apparently a woman, describes the breakup of a dismal love affair while ruminating on a report of another woman who as a psychological experiment spent a year alone in a cave ("actually it was a subterranean room with walls, light, and a generator") and then committed suicide on returning to the world.