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Definition of Muse

Muse

  1. A gap or hole in a hedge, hence, wall, or the like, through which a wild animal is accustomed to pass; a muset.
  2. One of the nine goddesses who presided over song and the different kinds of poetry, and also the arts and sciences; -- often used in the plural.
  3. A particular power and practice of poetry.
  4. A poet; a bard.
  5. To think closely; to study in silence; to meditate.
  6. To be absent in mind; to be so occupied in study or contemplation as not to observe passing scenes or things present; to be in a brown study.
  7. To wonder.
  8. To think on; to meditate on.
  9. To wonder at.
  10. Contemplation which abstracts the mind from passing scenes; absorbing thought; hence, absence of mind; a brown study.
  11. Wonder, or admiration.

Muse Quotations

O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
William Shakespeare

You should treat a muse like a fairy.
Paulo Coelho

For me, I used to be shy towards journalism because it wasn't poetry. And then I realized that the events that I covered in essays that became journalism were actually great because they inspired me, and they became my muse.
Alice Walker

I'm not in control of my muse. My muse does all the work.
Ray Bradbury

Everything is my demon muse. I have a muse which whispers in my ear and says, 'Do this, do that,' but it's my demon who provokes me.
Ray Bradbury
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Muse Translations

muse in Dutch is muze
muse in Finnish is runotar
muse in French is muse
muse in Spanish is musa

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