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brown study

noun
1.
deep, serious absorption in thought:
Lost in a brown study, she was oblivious to the noise.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35
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British Dictionary definitions for brown study

brown study

noun
1.
a mood of deep absorption or thoughtfulness; reverie
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