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as in: her musings Define
reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
  • She mused: "I think perhaps it’s my childhood."
  • "What ought I to do?" she mused.

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  • "So kindly," Carol mused, "so well meant, so neighborly—and so confoundedly untrue.
  • He mused, "You’re younger than I am.

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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
  • Her enthusiasm had become watery even before thirteen women resolutely removed their overshoes, sat down meatily, ate peppermints, dusted their fingers, folded their hands, composed their lower thoughts, and invited the naked muse of poetry to deliver her most improving message.

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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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