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Norm's champagne swirled ruminatively in its glass.
One imagines Wordsworth revisiting and ruminatively observing the mysterious scene of loss (like Martha Ray or the Captain themselves), as the poem takes form in his mind, like filings around a magnet.
Sometimes, too, Finucan's complex characterization is sacrificed for a certain cinematic crispness: whenever a character reads something, for example--it does not matter who or what--he or she will inevitably finger the paper ruminatively or lift it to the light.
Forty-four years of Presby work in Papua New Guinea,' Morag muttered ruminatively, 'where the savages were meant to be.