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 for Brooded
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brood \Brood\ (br[=o]ch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Brooded; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Brooding.]
     1. To sit on and cover eggs, as a fowl, for the purpose of
        warming them and hatching the young; or to sit over and
        cover young, as a hen her chickens, in order to warm and
        protect them; hence, to sit quietly, as if brooding.
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              Birds of calm sir brooding on the charmed wave.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. To have the mind dwell continuously or moodily on a
        subject; to think long and anxiously; to be in a state of
        gloomy, serious thought; -- usually followed by over or
        on; as, to brood over misfortunes.
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              Brooding on unprofitable gold.        --Dryden.
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              Brooding over all these matters, the mother felt
              like one who has evoked a spirit.     --Hawthorne.
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              When with downcast eyes we muse and brood.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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