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muse
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as in: her musings Define
reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
  • Mr. Weston was musing.
  • He sat musing a little while, and then said, "But I do not see why poor Isabella should be obliged to go back so soon, though he does.

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  • The contrast between Mrs. Churchill’s importance in the world, and Jane Fairfax’s, struck her; one was every thing, the other nothing—and she sat musing on the difference of woman’s destiny, and quite unconscious on what her eyes were fixed, till roused by Miss Bates’s saying, "Aye, I see what you are thinking of, the pianoforte.

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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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