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Muse, vb. 1) to give one's self up to thought, particularly of a painful nature: “why m. you?” Gent. II, 1, 176. “I will m. no further,” Wiv. V, 5, 253 (I will no longer foster my grudge). “--ing and sighing,” Caes. II, 1, 240. With of, == to think, to dream of: “when he hath --d of taking kingdoms in,” Ant. III, 13, 83.
The gerund substantively: “made with --ing weak,” Gent. I, 1, 69. “given to allicholy and --ing,” Wiv. I, 4, 164. “thick-eyed --ing and cursed melancholy,” H4A II, 3, 49. Plur.: “he should still dwell in his --ings,” H8 III, 2, 133. “drew --ings into my mind,” Per. I, 2, 97.
2) to wonder; with at: “do not m. at me,” Mcb. III, 4, 85. With a clause: “--ing the morning is so much o'erworn,” Ven. 866. “m. not that I thus suddenly proceed,” Gent. I, 3, 64. “rather m. than ask why I entreat you,” All's II, 5, 70. “I m. your majesty doth seem so cold,” John III, 1, 317. I m. you make so slight a “question,” H4B IV, 1, 167. “I m. we met not with the Dauphin's grace,” H6A II, 2, 19. “I m. my Lord of Gloster is not come,” H6B III, 1, 1. “you m. what chat we two have had,” H6C III, 2, 109. “I m. why she's at liberty,” R3 I, 3, 305 (Qq wonder). “I m. my mother does not approve me,” Cor. III, 2, 7.
Trans., == to wonder at: “I cannot too much m. such shapes,” Tp. III, 3, 36.
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