musingly


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mus·ing

 (myo͞o′zĭng)
adj.
Deep in thought; contemplative.
n.
1. Contemplation; meditation.
2. A product of contemplation; a thought: "an elegant tapestry of quotations, musings, aphorisms, and autobiographical reflections" (James Atlas).

mus′ing·ly adv.

musingly

(ˈmjuːzɪŋlɪ)
adv
in a musing manner
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Adv.1.musingly - in a reflective manner; "`It's funny about that bar,' he said musingly"
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musingly

[ˈmjuːzɪŋlɪ] ADV [say etc] → con aire distraído, pensativamente
References in classic literature ?
It would be nice, but I wish the beautiful country up there was real, and we could ever go to it," said Beth musingly.
Then she said musingly, and softly, turn- ing the words daintily over her tongue: "Hang they out -- hang they out -- where hang -- where do they hang out; eh, right so; where do they hang out.
And,' added she musingly, 'the thing that irks me most is this shattered prison, after all.
Games at cards languished, players at dominoes musingly built towers with them, drinkers drew figures on the tables with spilt drops of wine, Madame Defarge herself picked out the pattern on her sleeve with her toothpick, and saw and heard something inaudible and invisible a long way off.
Dissatisfaction seated musingly on a childless hearth, thinks with envy of the father whose return is greeted by young voices--seated at the meal where the little heads rise one above another like nursery plants, it sees a black care hovering behind every one of them, and thinks the impulses by which men abandon freedom, and seek for ties, are surely nothing but a brief madness.
Rosalind was very reassuring on that point, and then said musingly, as if half to herself, "But that hill is dangerous, you know; and young people would do well to pay attention to the danger-board
I am minded to take your wager," said the Queen musingly, "and will e'en do so if you grant me a boon.
Your master seems to repose a great deal of trust in that young man, Poole," resumed the other musingly.
I see,' she said musingly, 'you mean that I am fortunate in my father.