• At the Musee
    At the Musee
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj musing deeply or seriously thoughtful; "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man"
    • n musing a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Today the painting hangs in the Musee du Louvre, Paris, France.
    • n musing The act of pondering; meditation; thoughtfulness.
    • musing Meditative; thoughtful; preoccupied.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Musing mūz′ing the act of one who muses: contemplation: meditation
    • adj Musing meditative, preoccupied
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  • Sir William Watson
    Sir William Watson
    “And must I wholly banish hence these red and golden juices, and pay my vows to Abstinence, that pallidest of Muses?”
  • Eliza Farnham
    Eliza Farnham
    “Each of the arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.”
  • William S. Burroughs
    “So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.”
  • Susan Sontag
    “Perversity is the muse of modern literature.”
  • Franco Zeffirelli
    Franco Zeffirelli
    “I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts.”
  • Sir Philip Sidney
    “Thus, with child to speak, and helpless in my throes, biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: Fool! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write.”


In literature:

Mistress de Chavasse sat musing, in that high-backed chair, for some considerable time.
"The Nest of the Sparrowhawk" by Baroness Orczy
ATTIC MUSE, Xenophon, from the simplicity and elegance of his style.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The pavement is much below the footway of the Rue du Musee, on a level with that of the Rue Froidmanteau.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
Throughout we are somehow divided between pure dance and a more thoughtful muse.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
In the picture the muses sit enthroned.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
Or will the victory of the great Duke have to go unsung by the Muse?
"Tom Tufton's Travels" by Evelyn Everett-Green
He was musing deeply upon events.
"Halcyone" by Elinor Glyn
Nine Muses were not enough for him, even though they included Urania.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
I love the lyric muse!
"Echoes from the Sabine Farm" by Roswell Martin Field and Eugene Field
He found it in the Secret Chamber of the Muse, where he shut himself up when his work with them was done.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair

In poetry:

O Muse! take pride in your well-earned rewards,
Disdain all those who show disdain for you,
And with an easy and unhurried hand,
With dawn eternal crown your brow.
"Monument" by Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin
'Twas sung of old in hut and hall
How once a king in evil hour
Hung musing o'er his castle wall,
And, lost in idle dreams, let fall
Into the sea his ring of power.
"Birthday Verses" by James Russell Lowell
When sun-beams bid the world adieu,
And ev'ning gales their flight pursue,
Slow o'er the heath I wind my way,
To muse upon the golden day,
Of hopes for ever flown.
"The Outcast" by Laura Sophia Temple
Let me sit in the twilight hour alone,
And muse on the lov'd ones far away,
Till my heart hath taken the hallow'd tone,
And the spirit-like calm of the closing day.
"Song.." by Eliza Acton
Reliably preserve severity at length,
Your verse need not be fluttering or booming,
Although the Muse has very easy steps,
She's not a dancer, but a goddess, ruling.
"To a Poet" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
As thou didst speak I answer by my poet:
My heart as thine be open to the seer!
Truly I feel thy glory, he will show it:
My wordless musings let his song make clear.
"The Maiden's Reply To The Mountain" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

Oct 9, 2012 (Morning Edition) — Muse has sold more than 15 million records worldwide and sold out London's Wembley Stadium twice.
Amy Lee Muses on Digital EP.
That's the idea behind what geologists and paleontologists investigate when they muse on extinctions and what can cause them.
Australian designer Kelly Davies has an unlikely muse for her unapologetically sexy line: her grandparents, Maurice and Evelyn Williams, who were married for more than 56 years.
Our columnist's musings on the local foods scene.
Some musings from Gilly Hollow.
Arena-ready indie rock sounds like a bit of a contradiction, but with bands like The Black Keys, Muse and Kings of Leon all headlining the biggest venues in town, the weird subspace is here to stay.
From left Greek Muses Leslie Andrews, Kathleen Ferrini, Ben Donahoo, Aimee Collier and Matthew Ryan Thompson.
Muse Unleash 'Madness' on 'SNL'.
Others Editions de la Réunion des musées nationaux, 2 vols, 712 pp.
Dresses from Madame Grès on display at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris.
The Tower of the Americas as its muse, the HemisFair Park redevelopment board is launching a photo contest called Hemisphoto.
The Muse's farewell show, Todd Snider w/Justin Townes Earle at The Ryman.
Frankly, and possibly needless to say, The Spin was reluctant to attend Thursday night's final event at Nashville's most notorious all-ages haven, The Muse.
" But she also mused, "Maybe in the last analysis, maybe not even I should have been allowed to play on the women's tour.

In science:

In the authors’ opinion, a number of experimental facts that stimulated musing on the root of the Chernobyl accident have not been explained convincingly.
On the possible physical mechanism of Chernobyl catastrophe and the unsoundness of official conclusion
Bacon “Probing unexplored territories with MUSE: a second generation instrument for VLT”, Proc.
Prototype development of the Integral-Field unit for VIRUS
The key link between theoretical musings about various theories of SUSY or other new physics, and the experimental observation of particle tracks and calorimeter depositions in collider detectors is the event generator program.
Computational Tools for Supersymmetry Calculations
I was teaching at the Zurich [1909-1910] and at the Prague universities of theoretical physics, I mused incessantly over the problem [gravitation]. 1912, when I was appointed to the Zurich Polytechnic, I was considerably closer to the solution of the problem.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
Let us now muse on the computation in formula (5) and try to figure out a mean to proceed with this correspondence.
Refining a Quantitative Information Flow Metric