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brood
 n.  young birds hatched at one time; hatch; young children of same mother, especially if nearly of same age; offspring
Classic Sentence: (117 in 8 pages)
1  His wife was a snarly-haired woman, sickly and washed-out of appearance, the mother of a brood of sullen and rabbity-looking children-- a brood which was increased regularly every year.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  The old sow had finally been captured and she and her brood rooted and grunted happily under the house where they were penned.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
3  The paddock, once full of frolicking colts and placid brood mares, was empty now except for one mule, the mule Mr. Tarleton had ridden home from the surrender.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
4  Mrs. Tarleton had a brood mare and a colt and was as happy as though she had a million dollars.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
5  She wearied of reading pure love stories in the magazines and sat by a radiator, beginning to brood.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
6  And in this same last or shoe, that old woman of the nursery tale, with the swarming brood, might very comfortably be lodged, she and all her progeny.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
7  It was easy to know them, fluttering about with extended, protecting wings when any harm, real or imaginary, threatened their precious brood.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IV
8  He threw himself again upon the ground and began to brood.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 10
9  But his eyes, dimmed a little by many paintless days under sun and rain, brood on over the solemn dumping ground.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
10  A partridge, indeed, with a brood of ten behind her, ran forward threateningly, but soon repented of her fierceness, and clucked to her young ones not to be afraid.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVIII. A FLOOD OF SUNSHINE
11  "No, thank you," I replied, turning from the table to brood over the fire.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LII
12  If I don't brood over all I want, it is the better for me, and not the worse for anyone.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. THE BEGINNING OF A LONG JOURNEY
13  Had it not been for them, she would have been left alone to brood over her husband who did not love her.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 7
14  It was an evil action, of course, but it was the sole means of escape, and better not to brood over these fearful facts.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 8
15  His last phrase, sour smelling as the smoke of charcoal and disheartening, excited Stephen's brain, over which its fumes seemed to brood.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Example Sentence:
1  It's no use to brood over one's past mistakes.
2  Only this insects produce one brood a year, whereas others produce seven or eight ones a year in our research.
3  He picked out another nestling from the young brood, and again sailed away.
4  Extrovert prefer lively conversation to brood on the meaning of life.
5  Don't brood too much and just let it be.
6  Civil war has chased Fatima Ghorab and her brood of some two dozen women and children across Syria in search of safe havens that keep disappearing in the booms of artillery shells.
7  Extroverts prefer lively conversation to brooding on the meaning of life.
8  The same heavy, brooding silence descended on them.
9  Don't sit at home brooding all day.
10  I walked fast till I got warm, and then I walked slowly to enjoy and analyse the species of pleasure brooding for me in the hour and situation.