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Use "simmered" in a sentence
"Writing had always been what she wanted to do - her bachelor's in English simmered on a back burner while she wiped baby bottoms and scrubbed dried breakfast cereal from the bowls stacked in her kitchen sink."
"The excitement and buzz that once hovered over the program has simmered, which is never a good thing when you're planning to open a new arena."
"His art just kind of simmered gross, bubbling lightly, but he never turned up the heat ... and that made me uneasy."