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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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muse
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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as in: her musings Define
reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
  • A flame began to flutter again on Stephen’s cheek as he heard in this proud address an echo of his own proud musings.
  • In that dim life which he had lived through in his musings he had assumed the voices and gestures which he had noted with various priests.

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  • All through his boyhood he had mused upon that which he had so often thought to be his destiny and when the moment had come for him to obey the call he had turned aside, obeying a wayward instinct.

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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
  • His soul had loved to muse in secret on this desire.

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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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