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  • adj.pensive
  • nounabsorption
  • noundaydreaming

synonyms for musing

  • absorbed
  • introspective
  • meditative
  • thoughtful
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How to use musing in a sentence

He pondered them a moment, his dark eyes musing almost regretfully.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Music followed; Flora played nicely, Meta like a well-taught girl; Ethel went on musing over the engravings.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
The old gentleman shook his head, let his arms sadly droop, and appeared to sink into deep musing.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
This would suit Kennedy capitally, and musing on the meeting of the morrow, he sank into a doze in the armchair.
JULIAN HOMEDEAN FREDERIC W. FARRAR
“Men pick and choose, it is true,” observed Lady Engleton in a musing tone, as if thinking aloud.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
“It is the tyranny of affection that has done so much to ruin the lives of women,” the Professor observed, in a musing tone.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
A wild cry from Mrs. Moreland startled the group from their reverie and broke in abruptly upon their musing.
A FORTUNE HUNTER; OR, THE OLD STONE CORRALJOHN DUNLOE CARTERET
After musing over it for a bit he insisted that it did not necessarily follow the attack would be in force.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
To-night she lingered over a book, reading and musing, with a tincture of gloom in her thought-pictures.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
Gilliatt, who was a kind of seer amid the secrets of nature, stood there musing, and sensible of confused emotions.
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WORDS RELATED TO MUSING

  • absorption
  • aloofness
  • brooding
  • cogitation
  • consideration
  • contemplation
  • daydreaming
  • detachment
  • engrossment
  • entrancement
  • musing
  • pensiveness
  • pondering
  • preoccupation
  • reflecting
  • reflection
  • remoteness
  • reverie
  • ruminating
  • thinking
  • trance
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.