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broody

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given to or marked by long, quiet thinking
  • he spent a long, broody weekend trying to figure out where his relationship with his girlfriend was headed

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“Broody.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/broody. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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