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as in: her musings Define
reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
  • "Why," said Mrs. Penniman, musing, and then breaking into her smile, "that he is so interesting!"
  • Morris took no notice of her question; he stood musing an instant, with his hat on.

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  • Mrs. Penniman mused a little, as if there might be some way of making out that it was; but she had to give up the attempt, and, to carry off the awkwardness of failure, she risked a new inquiry.
  • Poor old Catherine!" mused the Doctor; "I verily believe she is capable of defending me when Townsend abuses me!"

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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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