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.
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.
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.
’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.