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muse
used in Middlemarch

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1  —2 uses as in:
her musings
Definition
reflect (think) deeply on a subject — perhaps aloud
  • "Why, Trumbull himself is pretty sure of five hundred—_that_ you may depend,—I shouldn't wonder if my brother promised him," said Solomon, musing aloud with his sisters, the evening before the funeral.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (9% in)
  • ...Lydgate thought that after all his wild mistakes and absurd credulity, he had found perfect womanhood—felt as if already breathed upon by exquisite wedded affection such as would be bestowed by an accomplished creature who venerated his high musings and momentous labors and would never interfere with them; who would create order in the home and accounts with still magic, yet keep her fingers ready to touch the lute and transform life into romance at any moment; who was instructed to...
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (29% in)

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exact meaning not specified
  • Let the high Muse chant loves Olympian: We are but mortals, and must sing of man.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (39% in)
  • Eve The story heard attentive, and was filled With admiration, and deep muse, to hear Of things so high and strange.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (14% in)

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