reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
Signor Pastrini remained silent a short time; it was evident that he was musing over this answer, which did not seem very clear.
Well, then, it is to see a thing on which I have sometimes mused for hours together.
The actors made their entries and exits unobserved or unthought of; at certain conventional moments, the spectators would suddenly cease their conversation, or rouse themselves from their musings, to listen to some brilliant effort of Moriani’s, a well-executed recitative by Coselli, or to join in loud applause at the wonderful powers of La Specchia; but that momentary excitement over, they quickly relapsed into their former state of preoccupation or interesting conversation.
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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.
Since then the maid had been below, and like every one else she thought the young ladies were in their own room; Madame Danglars, therefore, went to bed without a shadow of suspicion, and began to muse over the recent events.
How often did he muse over it and pronounce the name of a dear friend—a friend lost to him forever; and on his death-bed, when the near approach of eternity seemed to have illumined his mind with supernatural light, this thought, which had until then been but a doubt, became a conviction, and his last words were, ’Maximilian, it was Edmond Dantes!’