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muse
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Crime and Punishment
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as in: her musings Define
reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
  • They want to decoy me there and confound me over everything," he mused, as he went out on to the stairs—"the worst of it is I’m almost light-headed….
  • He pondered and rubbed his forehead, and, strange to say, after long musing, suddenly, as if it were spontaneously and by chance, a fantastic thought came into his head.

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  • Then he sank into dreary musing again.
  • He fell to musing by what process it could come to pass, that he could be humbled before all of them, indiscriminately—humbled by conviction.
  • I haven’t yet decided whether to take that money or not," he said, musing again; and, seeming to wake up with a start, he gave a brief ironical smile.

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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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