Such a large brood kept both mother and father busy. Christianity Today (2000)Doing things the same old way gives you too much time to brood. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)You certainly brood more about the bad reviews than you remember the good ones. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They will have a large brood, up to ten. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Being busy means there's less time to brood. The Sun (2015)Why link the three cases, and brood about parenthood? Times, Sunday Times (2010)He could be any proud dad, talking about his brood. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The punishment tasks stopped; and the busy routine of the curriculum left me little time to brood. Seminary Boy (2006)Danlo stood before the flames of the fireplace, and he too began to brood about his thoughts and his memories. The Broken God (1993)The sensitive side of his nature led him to brood obsessively about it, as he sunk into a period of mental anguish. Sir Alf: A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager (2006)Of my six, one was a brood mare... and another one was dead! The Sun (2014)The actress was given a load of homemade gifts from her large brood, including photos, finger paintings and clay sculptures. The Sun (2011)You can sit there - the only place on the trail where you can sit - and brood on mortality and memory. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
偶尔使用。在柯林斯辞典中， brood 是3万个最常用词之一。
英式英语: brood NOUN
A brood is a group of baby birds that were born at the same time to the same mother.
...a hungry brood of fledglings.
英式英语: brood VERB
If someone broods over something, they think about it a lot, seriously and often unhappily.
I guess everyone broods over things once in a while.
brood 的定义—— 柯林斯 英语词典
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