reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
Poor Baby!’ mused Miss Betsey, with her frown still bent upon the fire.
He was musing, not speaking to me; so I remained quiet.
’No!’ mused Peggotty.
But I recollect being conscious of his company without having noticed his coming in — and my still sitting, musing, over the coffee-room fire.
And I shall be always near my pretty’s resting-place,’ said Peggotty, musing, ’and be able to see it when I like; and when I lie down to rest, I may be laid not far off from my darling girl!’
I returned to my fireside, and was musing, half gravely and half laughing, on the character of Mr. Micawber and the old relations between us, when I heard a quick step ascending the stairs.
CHAPTER 14 MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME On going down in the morning, I found my aunt musing so profoundly over the breakfast table, with her elbow on the tray, that the contents of the urn had overflowed the teapot and were laying the whole table-cloth under water, when my entrance put her meditations to flight.
Towards the twilight I went out by myself, musing on what I ought to do, and whether I was justified in withholding from Agnes, any longer, what Uriah Heep had told me in London; for that began to trouble me again, very much.
My aunt mused a little while, and then said: ’Mr.
He said this, musing, in a low, frightened voice; and walked across the little room.
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’And that eldest young gentleman, now,’ said my aunt, musing, ’what has he been brought up to?’
I meekly ordered a bit of fish and a steak, and stood before the fire musing on his obscurity.
My aunt sat musing for a little while, with her chin upon her hand.
We parted with great heartiness on both sides; and when I had seen Traddles to his own door, and was going home alone, I thought, among the other odd and contradictory things I mused upon, that, slippery as Mr. Micawber was, I was probably indebted to some compassionate recollection he retained of me as his boy-lodger, for never having been asked by him for money.
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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.