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muse
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Wuthering Heights
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as in: her musings Define
reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
  • I saw him smile to himself — grin rather — and lapse into ominous musing whenever Mrs. Linton had occasion to be absent from the apartment.
  • I mused: I had a presentiment in the bottom of my heart that he had better have remained away.

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  • I mused to myself; and sore misgivings came over me that there was slight hope of that.
  • ’Black hair and eyes!’ mused Linton.
  • Mr. Heathcliff looked at him a bit, and then silently resumed his breakfast and his interrupted musing.
  • CHAPTER XXIX THE evening after the funeral, my young lady and I were seated in the library; now musing mournfully — one of us despairingly — on our loss, now venturing conjectures as to the gloomy future.
  • I mused.
  • But I’ve been as happy musing by myself among those stones, under that old church: lying, through the long June evenings, on the green mound of her mother’s grave, and wishing — yearning for the time when I might lie beneath it.

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  • He mused aloud about the afternoon’s developments.
  • Let me muse on it on a while and I’ll get back to you.

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  • ’No,’ she repeated, and continued sauntering on, pausing at intervals to muse over a bit of moss, or a tuft of blanched grass, or a fungus spreading its bright orange among the heaps of brown foliage; and, ever and anon, her hand was lifted to her averted face.

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as in: her musings Define
reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
as in: She was his muse Define
the source of an artist's inspiration - especially a person or mythological goddess
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