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    #1

    007 is back, he's brooding.

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to help me by the interpretation of the word in bold in the following title of a NYT’s article?

    007 is back, and He’s brooding

    I know a few meanings of the word in question but I’m in a state of incertainty and as a resilt I couldn’t get down to brass tack.

    In my opinion “brooding” = “threatening”, “menacing”, “impending”, as in:

    Bond is a brooding, heartbroken killing machine looking to avenge the death of Lynd.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    #2

    Re: 007 is back, he's brooding.

    It would be very helpful if you post more of the context in which the word is used as it has several meanings, it could be he thinks long and unhappily about something as in brooding about his decline in popularity. Also, it could mean that he is depressed.

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    Re: 007 is back, he's brooding.

    Hi reemy,

    Thank you for your backing. I am much obliged to you for your trustworthy explanation. Thank you again for your kindness.

    brood (v) = to focus the attention on a subject persistently and moodily; worry: brooded over the insult for several days.
    moody = expressive of a mood, especially a sullen or gloomy mood: a moody silence

    Bond is back, and boy, is he ticked. That’s James Bond, of course, Her Majesty’s best (and best-dressed) spy. His license to kill is fully intact in “Quantum of Solace,” and getting quite a workout. Because not only is Bond mad, nursing a righteous anger, he’s also brokenhearted. Yes! James Bond, who treats women like disposable entertainment options, is depressed over the loss of his one true love. Remember, however, that this is the new-model (though old-school) Bond, as portrayed by Daniel Craig, surely the best choice for the tux and martini since Sean Connery. Leave the quips behind — our man Bond these days would rather make you dead than make you laugh.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: 007 is back, he's brooding.

    Hmmm no kidding! he is brooding! :)

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