"Our tremulous lives are so different from theirs, are they not?" he musingly
observed to her, as he regarded the three figures tripping before him through the frigid pallor of opening day.
But outsiders, you know, often see most of the game; and sitting in my arbor by the wayside, smoking my hookah of contentment and eating the sweet lotus-leaves of indolence, I can look out musingly
upon the whirling throng that rolls and tumbles past me on the great high-road of life.
"To be sure; to be sure," muttered the cleaver, musingly
. "As you say, we have had dull times since the steel and grindstone eloped and left us.
Ozma regarded him musingly
, her chin resting upon her hand; but she was not angry.
"Perhaps plain hay, or some sweet juicy grass would suit you better," suggested Kik-a-bray, musingly
And yet--I think she WAS one of them once, but has gone or got into exile," said Anne musingly
. "She is certainly very different from the other women about here.
"'But the difficulty isn't to learn to swim in the water', she added, musingly
. 'The difficulty is to learn to swim in life'." People don't usually talk this way, and if they do, it is the writer's duty to protect them with a convenient paraphrase.
It appeared to satisfy him, and he musingly
surveyed the scene, as if considering the next step that he should take" (16).
Ferris deliberately ascended the steps, locked the door, tried it again to see if all was right, went down and tried the basement door also, stood a moment on the walk in front, and scanned the tightly closed blinds, and then walked musingly