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muse
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The Mill on the Floss
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as in: her musings Define
reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
  • She mused a little with her eyes downward, and then added, looking at Maggie, "It is very beautiful that you should love Philip; I never thought such a happiness would befall him.

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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
  • The Muses were uncomfortable goddesses, I think,—obliged always to carry rolls and musical instruments about with them.
  • "Wouldn’t you really like to be a tenth Muse, then, Maggie?" said Philip looking up in her face as we look at a first parting in the clouds that promises us a bright heaven once more.

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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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