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 ?
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 see,' she said musingly, 'you mean that I am fortunate in my father.
"I wonder," said he, musingly, "if it would bring the saw-horse to life."
He stopped, gazed ab- sently toward our dusky mass a minute, evidently thinking about something else; then set down his light, moved musingly toward the door, and before a body could imagine what he was going to do, he was out of the door and had closed it behind him.
"The revolution which has just been made by the Fay," continued I, musingly, "is the cycle of the brief year of her life.
Yes,' continued he, musingly, 'that accounts for some little things that puzzled me a trifle before.'
"Yes, I see it all more and more clearly," she went on musingly. "So you won't come to see us, then, when Kitty's here?"
"No," said the doctor musingly; "I've no right to say more; it's not my secret, you see, Silver, or, I give you my word, I'd tell it you.
"Well, absurd though it be, I place great hopes on your playing of roulette," she remarked musingly; "wherefore, you ought to play as my partner and on equal shares; wherefore, of course, you will do as I wish."