"Yet you know very well, at this moment, that I must leave you," she said broodingly.
And yet, Herr Koulas reasoned, broodingly, that there must be one.
"It's all very well to say that in public life money isn't as necessary as it used to be," her ladyship went on broodingly.
The man—it was impossible to tell if he were old or young—looked at them broodingly.
In the dusk the wistfulness which hid behind a smile in daylight looked forth fully and broodingly.
I took up the mirror again and broodingly studied the face there.
"Mr. Carter stalked in upon us, at dinner--" his wife said, broodingly.
The Watcher was broodingly silent; his eyes shifted to Neena, where she nestled by Var's side.
Her beautiful head was bent a little, broodingly, and her splendid face seemed to look down at life.
Henry remained for a minute, broodingly watching the neat receding back of Charles Wilbraham.
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.