ruminatingly

adverb
ru·​mi·​nat·​ing·​ly

Definition of ruminatingly

: in a ruminant manner

First Known Use of ruminatingly

1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ruminatingly was in 1823

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“Ruminatingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ruminatingly. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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