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as in: her musings Define
reflect (think) deeply on a subject -- perhaps aloud
  • ’It’s a funny thing about this valve,’ Orr mused aloud.
  • ’T. S. Eliot,’ General Peckem mused.

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  • ’Well…’ Lieutenant Scheisskopf’s wife mused and paused a moment to ponder dubiously.
  • ’Yes, I certainly have,’ mused the treacherous old man, smiling again.
  • ’Is that a fact?’ mused Milo, and was gone, sliding from his chair so swiftly that his striped barber’s apron retained his shape for a second or two after he had gone before it collapsed.
  • ’You know, Yossarian,’ he mused affably in a manner of casual reflection that seemed both derisive and sincere, ’I really do admire you a bit.
  • ’That’s my trouble, you know,’ Yossarian mused sympathetically, folding his arms.
  • ’Well, I’ll be damned,’ mused Yossarian, deeply impressed with the idea of a share for the very first time.
  • ’Well, I’ll be damned,’ mused General Peckem with astonishment, swearing aloud for perhaps the first time in his life.

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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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