brood over


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References in classic literature ?
Nothing there is motionless - Nothing save the airs that brood Over the magic solitude.
Daily life in a house where there are young and old is full of curious little ceremonies and pieties, which are discharged quite punctually, though the meaning of them is obscure, and a mystery has come to brood over them which lends even a superstitious charm to their performance.
Silence and solitude brood over Tahoe; and silence and solitude brood also over this lake of Genessaret.