the act of reflecting or ruminating carefully on something (often followed by over): After reading that book on simplifying life, I’ve been doing some heavy mulling and pondering.
reflecting or ruminating carefully on something: News hound, artist, analyst, or mulling philosopher—all will find this man’s story an unparalleled feast.
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the act or process of heating wine, cider, ale, etc., sweetening it, and flavoring it with spices: Their gourmet spice blends carry the strong flavor needed for the mulling of wines, ciders, or juices.
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How to use mulling in a sentence
After mulling over the company’s updated valuation from its new SEC filing, I’ve decided there are three things worth calling out and discussing.DoorDash amps its IPO range ahead of blockbuster IPO | Alex Wilhelm | December 4, 2020 | TechCrunch
Three months later, Gibson said, they were tired of mulling it over, and decided to go ahead with the embryo adoption.Meet Molly, the baby who came from an embryo frozen when her mom was a year old | Marisa Iati | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Leaders, artists and activists in the creative economy — a sector that accounts for a whopping $877 billion a year in American productivity — have been mulling this idea, too.The culture is ailing. It’s time for a Dr. Fauci for the arts. | Peter Marks | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
Its weighting will be so influential that the S&P DJI is mulling whether to add the stock at the full float-adjusted market capitalization weight all at once or in two tranches.
This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets.Equity Monday: HungryPanda raises $70M, trade tensions and cross-border VC | Alex Wilhelm | November 30, 2020 | TechCrunch
Earlier this week, Huckabee ended his Fox News talk show so he could spend time mulling another bid for the Republican nomination.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner! | Olivia Nuzzi | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
"My wife and I have been married for nineteen years," says Palmer, mulling the stress-fracture in his family life.
Saudi Arabia reportedly is mulling trade sanctions against the Netherlands over stickers that Wilders had printed up in December.Elections Could Be the Beginning of the End for Europe | Tracy McNicoll, Nadette De Visser | May 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Herman, 54, is mulling my question about whether he has been sexually abused.Exclusive: ‘X-Men’ Sex Abuse Lawyer Says He Was Assaulted, Too | Tim Teeman | May 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Recently, I have started giving some thought to it,” says Korsh, who is currently mulling four different outcomes.How the Dark and Stylish Drama ‘Suits’ Became USA’s Best Show | Jason Lynch | March 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The prime muller merely cackled with false laughter and went on with her mulling.The Yeoman Adventurer | George W. Gough
Barth sat at the great screen, watching as they drew on steadily toward the rendezvous, mulling over his plans.Victory | Lester del Rey
In reality, had Bob only known, they were mulling the situation over in their respective minds, and Carson knew they were.Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil | Alice B. Emerson
As he was sitting mulling things over it was his turn to get a call from Washington.Cue for Quiet | Thomas L. Sherred
If reflection is not considered to be merely variable matter, it is considered to be at least an endless mulling over of things.Essays in Experimental Logic | John Dewey