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muse
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The Brothers Karamazov
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as in: her musings Define
reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
  • He mused, and suddenly a slow, cunning grin spread over his face.
  • He sat musing softly and sweetly.

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  • "I suppose it’s all right since he wears a wig," he went on, musing blissfully.
  • So mused Mitya, with a throbbing heart, but alas! his dreams were not fated to be carried out.

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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
  • Yet, ’tis not for her foot I dread— A theme for Pushkin’s muse more fit— It’s not her foot, it is her head: I tremble for her loss of wit!

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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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