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Monday, July 01, 2013

Definitions for muster

  1. to gather, summon, rouse (often followed by up): He mustered all his courage.
  2. to assemble (troops, a ship's crew, etc.), as for battle, display, inspection, orders, or discharge.
  3. to assemble for inspection, service, etc., as troops or forces.

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Citations for muster
She stopped at one point and shut her eyes, trying to muster her strength. Terry Brooks, High Druid of Shannara, 2005
Teresa had not been aware of this, and Bruce, though dimly aware, hadn't been able to muster up enough energy to be concerned. Cheryl Strayed, Torch, 2007
Origin of muster
1250-1300
Muster originally came from the Latin word mōnstrāre meaning "to show." It is also related to the more common English word monster.