That, I think, is the one poll number, or set of poll numbers, that the Obama campaign ought to be brooding over the most.
After his scene-stealing role in ‘Inception,’ brooding Brit actor Tom Hardy was unleashed on Hollywood.
To appreciate a mystery, part of the mind must be left behind, brooding, while the other part goes marching on.
Rich defendant, revolving door attorneys, last-minute plea deals… cue the brooding theme music and time-lapse photography.
Nine times out of ten, it will conjure up an image of a brooding, sweaty, long-haired hunk.
The subtler woman-look, the faint suggestion of brooding in the eyes, had matured the face and lent it meaning.
The birds, silent all in the brooding of night, rise ghostly to right and left.
She had been brooding over it half the night, poor soul, and her eyes looked actually withered with crying and lack of sleep.
He sat with his head bent and his elbow on his knee; brooding, brooding, brooding.
As well soil the glory of Lexington or Bunker Hill by brooding over the pangs of those who were its victims.
1640s, "hovering, overhanging" (as a mother bird does her nest), from present participle of brood (v.); meaning "that dwells moodily" first attested 1818 (in "Frankenstein").
"action of incubating," c.1400, verbal noun from brood (v.). Figuratively (of weather, etc.) from 1805; of mental fixations by 1873. Related: Broodingly.
Old English brod "brood, fetus, hatchling," from Proto-Germanic *brod (cf. Middle Dutch broet, Old High German bruot, German Brut "brood"), literally "that which is hatched by heat," from *bro- "to warm, heat," from PIE *bhre- "burn, heat, incubate," from root *bhreue- "to boil, bubble, effervesce, burn" (see brew (v.)).