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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: muser, from muse 'mouth of an animal'; MUZZLE1

muse

1 verb
     
muse1
1 [transitive] to say something in a way that shows you are thinking about it carefully:
'Somewhere,' he mused, 'I've heard your name before.'
2 [intransitive] to think about something for a long time
muse on/over/about/upon
He mused on how different his life would have been, had he not met Louisa.
musing noun [uncountable and countable]
her gloomy musings
musingly adverb

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