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[myoo-zing] /ˈmyu zɪŋ/
absorbed in thought; meditative.
contemplation; reflection.
Origin of musing
1350-1400; Middle English; see muse, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
musingly, adverb
unmusing, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • As Mae reached this point in her musings, the Italians were forming for a dance, so she sprang up to join them.

    Mae Madden Mary Murdoch Mason
  • Madame Lepelletier comes down in the midst of these musings, alone.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • At this point of his musings he heard the street-door open and shut, and heard a stumbling step in the passage below.

    London's Heart B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • “Ay,” said Janet, softly, not caring to disturb his musings.

    Janet's Love and Service Margaret M Robertson
  • Such were my musings, when suddenly I heard a faint sound as of footsteps crunching upon gravel.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
Word Origin and History for musings



late 14c., "complaint," verbal noun from muse (v.). Meaning "pondering" is from mid-15c. Related: Musingly; musings.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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