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muse
used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

8 uses
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Definition
reflect (think) deeply on a subject — perhaps aloud
  • Everyone has a secret life, she mused.
    Chapter 36 (87% in)
mused = thought
  • " "He's had more than his share of trouble," mused Johnny.
    Chapter 24 (73% in)
  • She mused a while.
    Chapter 30 (89% in)
  • "One jerk of a finger and a man is dead," mused Johnny.
    Chapter 33 (28% in)
  • " "You know," mused Neeley, "Mama found that blouse and sewed a patch over the hole and she never asked me about it.
    Chapter 35 (64% in)
  • I sure liked to hear him talk about those far-off places," he mused.
    Chapter 38 (28% in)
  • As they turned a corner, Francie mused, " 'And the tears stood in her eyes.
    Chapter 43 (81% in)
  • "It's a beautiful religion," she mused, "and I wish I understood it more.
    Chapter 45 (94% in)

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