Frank Langella did capture the brooding quality, the brooding intelligence which Nixon had.
To appreciate a mystery, part of the mind must be left behind, brooding, while the other part goes marching on.
The key is how much we can brood, and what is meant by brooding—is it to daydream, or is it to agonize over every detail?
Nine times out of ten, it will conjure up an image of a brooding, sweaty, long-haired hunk.
Maybe I am obligated to keep casting a skeptical eye in the direction of his brooding darkness until we both are silenced by time.
The subtler woman-look, the faint suggestion of brooding in the eyes, had matured the face and lent it meaning.
He stood for a moment gazing into the glowing coals in brooding anger.
She had been brooding over it half the night, poor soul, and her eyes looked actually withered with crying and lack of sleep.
He went to the Players' Club and lunched alone in brooding silence.
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.)).