“This is probably a function not of age per se but of declining health,” Winterton muses.
Instead, he muses, why not regulate as if all people need guns, everywhere?
And how amorous you become when your courtship with the muses is going strong.
Tomas Maier muses on building an empire and understated elegance.
Pandora, for her part, muses, “Fat itself was depressing, which made him fatter.”
I am not sorry to see the muses by the side of childhood, and forming a part of the family.
It is true, if we except the heart-touching poems of Cowper, the muses were silent.
One beautiful summer morning this winged horse appeared at the fountain of the muses on Mount Helicon.
Why, yes, I said, of course they answer truly; how can the muses speak falsely?
One muses of these boys now and then—what the future has for them.
"to reflect, to be absorbed in thought," mid-14c., from Old French muser (12c.) "to ponder, dream, wonder; loiter, waste time," literally "to stand with one's nose in the air" (or, possibly, "to sniff about" like a dog who has lost the scent), from muse "muzzle," from Gallo-Romance *musa "snout," of unknown origin. Probably influenced in sense by muse (n.). Related: Mused; musing.
late 14c., protectors of the arts, from Old French Muse and directly from Latin Musa, from Greek Mousa, "the Muse," also "music, song," from PIE root *men- "to think, remember" (see mind (n.)). Meaning "inspiring goddess of a particular poet" is from late 14c. The traditional names and specialties of the nine Muses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, are: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (love poetry, lyric art), Euterpe (music, especially flute), Melpomene (tragedy), Polymnia (hymns), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy), Urania (astronomy).
Nine goddesses of classical mythology who presided over learning and the arts. They were especially associated with poetry. Ancient Greek or Roman writers would often begin their poems by asking for the aid of the Muses in their composition.
Note: Writers and artists to this day speak of their “muse,” meaning their source of inspiration.