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Gone with the Wind
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  • From planters’ homes and swamp cabins, a varied array of firearms came to each muster.
  • "I do appreciate good advice so much," said Scarlett, with all the sarcasm she could muster.

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  • She knew she should feel sorry for Melanie, but somehow she could not muster a spark of sympathy.
  • Climbing back into the wagon required all the strength Scarlett could muster, but at last it was done and she picked up the lines.
  • But rich planters were few in the young county of Clayton, and, in order to muster a full-strength troop, it had been necessary to raise more recruits among the sons of small farmers, hunters in the backwoods, swamp trappers, Crackers and, in a very few cases, even poor whites, if they were above the average of their class.
  • "What do you want?" she cried with all the sternness she could muster.
  • I hope I’ll be like one of the darkies too," said Melanie, mustering a smile which suddenly disappeared as pain contorted her face.
  • …wished ardently that Rhett and Melanie were at the end of the earth, so she could cry out: "But I want to look at things the way you look at them! Tell me just what you mean, so I can understand and be like you!" But with Melanie present, trembling with the distress of the scene, and Rhett lounging, grinning at her, she could only say with as much coolness and offended virtue as she could muster: "I’m sure it’s your own business, Ashley, and far be it from me to tell you how to run it.

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as in: muster strength or the crew Define
to gather (see word notes for more detailed definitions based on context)
as in: didn't pass muster Define
inspection -- especially of soldiers or a crew
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