(1) The cow needs a balance of physical ingredients in her rumen to get her to ruminate , to slow down the flow of food through the stomach and develop rumen wall muscle tone.(2) This of course allowed me to ruminate without distraction - and ruminate I did, ending any last chance for sleep.(3) This is a storyline the three have been ruminating on over the last two years.(4) People are often consumed with the past, ruminating about events and chewing them over and over.(5) Walking along a back country road, a man comes across a farmer standing by a bar-gate, ruminatively watching the sunset.(6) In particular, the ruminative musings on anthropocentricity are virtually absent.(7) Hockney just bought this mirror and it has given him a new impetus to do self-portraits. ├ö├ç├┐I usually only draw myself in down periods,├ö├ç├û he says, slowly, ruminatively .(8) And even if ruminators can come up with a solution to their problems, because rumination makes their problems seem so large it saps their motivation to take even the littlest steps towards solutions.(9) It's not surprising, I guess, that, by writing about it, I strip memory of its power to make me miserable, controlling the extent to which my imagination works ruminatively and speculatively.(10) He ruminated on Amie's decisions and behavior.(11) I stared ruminatively into the deep, mysterious water as though it held the answers of the universe, and particularly my own dilemma.(12) When in a depressed mood, ruminators generate fewer and lower quality solutions to their problems than when they are not in a depressed mood.(13) One attraction of Test cricket is surely the manner in which its narrative can unfold: the plots and subplots that can emerge over five, absorbing days, its contemplative, ruminative nature.(14) More than simply a rumination on guilt and innocence, the play examines the case and the relationship between lawyer and client through the eyes of Cook's lawyer.(15) His protagonists are too full of life and way too complicated to be the mere vehicles for ruminating on the contemporary dilemmas they face.(16) Hollander's contribution was the slow movement of the Brahms D Minor Piano Concerto, in a ruminative and thoughtful performance.