brown study meaning

  "brown study" in a sentence
Noun: brown study  brawn 'stúdee
  1. A state of deep absorption or thoughtfulness

Derived forms: brown studies

Type of: reverie, revery

[American slang]
n. phr. A time of deep thought about something; a deep thoughtful mood. When his wife found him, he had pushed away his books and was in a brown study.


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  1. mr. thompson waited a long time for the man to say something more, but he had gone into a brown study.
  2. don't disturb him; he is in a brown study
  3. linton sank back on his pillow and fell into a brown study
  4. when i saw him he was in a brown study
  5. newton was always in a brown study

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