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muse
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A Tale of Two Cities
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as in: her musings Define
reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
  • "That’s a coincidence, too," the guard mused, "for I made the same of it myself."
  • He watched her as she mused, and the moment she raised her eyes again, went on: "In your adopted country, I presume, I cannot do better than address you as a young English lady, Miss Manette?"

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  • Depressed and slinking though they were, eyes of fire were not wanting among them; nor compressed lips, white with what they suppressed; nor foreheads knitted into the likeness of the gallows-rope they mused about enduring, or inflicting.
  • Time was, when a poet sat upon a stool in a public place, and mused in the sight of men.
  • Mr. Cruncher, sitting on a stool in a public place, but not being a poet, mused as little as possible, and looked about him.
  • "French, eh?" repeated Carton, musing, and not appearing to notice him at all, though he echoed his word.
  • "At Tellson’s banking-house at nine," he said, with a musing face.

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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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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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