(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. hatch, progeny. See posterity. —v. i. ponder, mope, meditate, ruminate; sit (on eggs). See thought.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. flock, offspring, young; see family 1 , herd 1 , litter 2 , offspring .
1. [To hatch]
Syn. set, cover, incubate, warm, sit; see also produce 1 .
2. [To nurse one's troubles]
Syn. mope, ruminate, ponder, repine, grieve, fret, sulk, cherish anxious thoughts, consider, muse, mull over, deliberate, dwell on, agonize, speculate, daydream, reflect, meditate, worry, chafe inwardly, give oneself over to reflections, be in a brown study*, eat one's heart out*; see also meditate 1 , think 1 , worry 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
offspring, young, hatchlings, clutch, litter, spawn, children.
worry, agonize, fret, ruminate, deliberate, *stew over, mope, muse, meditate, think over.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The offspring, as of an animal or a bird, for example, that are the result of one breeding season: litter, young. See KIN. 2. A group consisting of those descended directly from the same parents or ancestors: get, issue, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed. See KIN. II verb To focus the attention on something moodily and at length: cark, dwell, fret, mope, worry. Informal: stew. See CONCERN, THOUGHTS.

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