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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 glosses the exempla for his wife, allowing no variant readings of for example, the tale of Griselda, in effect teaching her to read morally and ruminatively, that falcon returning to the tether.
The passage must be read ruminatively as he intended.
Put another way, Heaney's basic mind-set is that of a person brought up in the rural Ireland of the 1940s and 1950s (magically evoked in a famous Henri Cartier-Bresson photo of the period: two farmers chatting ruminatively on the bank of a ditch, a horse grazing contentedly by the side of the road in the background) with its small pieties and petty restrictions and simple elations: "Out of that earth house I inherited / A stack of singular, cold memory-weights / To load me, hand and foot, in the scale of things" ("Squarings," ST, 94).
The actor must break up his body and fed it as ruminatively as ancestral story-tellers fed twigs to the fire.
Zoltan Gera's injuries and illness, the regular absences of various strikers, some misfortune at crucial times - all that goes in the pot, to be stirred ruminatively as the season's sad end nears for West Brom.
Debussy's late Sonata found them ruminatively attuned to its fey, Celtic sound-world, Wallfisch delivering both jazzy and flamenco inflections in the second movement's pizzicato; and the magnificent Franck Sonata (idiomatic in this format despite its violin origins) enthralled and uplifted - as well as making us wonder about its possible influence on the Elgar Cello Concerto.