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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

The essential truth is that sometimes you're worried that they'll find out it's a fluke, that you don't really have it. You've lost the muse or - the worst dread - you never had it at all. I went through all that madness early on.
Robin Williams

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

I never try to convey a message, I just want to tell a story. Why that story in particular? I have no idea, but I have learned to surrender to the muse. I become obsessed with a theme or with certain stories; they haunt me for years, and finally, I write them.
Isabel Allende

The muse is not an angelic voice that sits on your shoulder and sings sweetly. The muse is the most annoying whine. The muse isn't hard to find, just hard to like - she follows you everywhere, tapping you on the shoulder, demanding that you stop doing whatever else you might be doing and pay attention to her.
Harlan Coben

I was the muse of Tom Ford and Gucci for years, but that was a long time ago.
Carine Roitfeld
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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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