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muse
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The Idiot
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as in: her musings Define
reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
  • The prince walked along, musing.
  • He had suddenly relapsed into musing, and had probably not heard the question at all.

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  • Hippolyte gazed eagerly at the latter, and mused for a few moments.
  • "Well perhaps you’re right," said Hippolyte, musing.
  • Christ had listened to it, but was now musing—one hand reposing on the child’s bright head.
  • "Oh, it was about the general," began the prince, waking abruptly from the fit of musing which he too had indulged in "and-and about the theft you told me of."

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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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unspecified meaning
  • Strangely enough, the decision of the question as to whether this were a ghost or Rogojin did not, for some reason or other, interest me nearly so much as it ought to have done;—I think I began to muse about something altogether different.

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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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