reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
—Certainly, John Eglinton mused, of all great men he is the most enigmatic.
Amused Buck Mulligan mused in pleasant murmur with himself, selfnodding: —A pleased bottom.
—That model schoolboy, Stephen said, would find Hamlet’s musings about the afterlife of his princely soul, the improbable, insignificant and undramatic monologue, as shallow as Plato’s.
—Well now I am, he mused.
—Well now, he mused, whatever you say yourself.
—By Jove, he mused, I often wanted to see the Mourne mountains.
Over and over had she told herself that as she mused by the dying embers in a brown study without the lamp because she hated two lights or oftentimes gazing out of the window dreamily by the hour at the rain falling on the rusty bucket, thinking.
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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.
He had received the rhino for the labour of his muse.
Lydia for Lidwell squeak scarcely hear so ladylike the muse unsqueaked a ray of hopk.
A posse of Dublin Metropolitan police superintended by the Chief Commissioner in person maintained order in the vast throng for whom the York street brass and reed band whiled away the intervening time by admirably rendering on their blackdraped instruments the matchless melody endeared to us from the cradle by Speranza’s plaintive muse.
The keeper of the Kildare Street Museum appears, dragging a lorry on which are the shaking statues of several naked goddesses, Venus Callipyge, Venus Pandemos, Venus Metempsychosis, and plaster figures, also naked, representing the new nine muses, Commerce, Operatic Music, Amor, Publicity, Manufacture, Liberty of Speech, Plural Voting, Gastronomy, Private Hygiene, Seaside Concert Entertainments, Painless Obstetrics and Astronomy for the People.