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Word: muster

Definition: gather; assemble (troops); Ex. muster up one's strength for the ordeal; N.


Sentences Containing 'muster'

She was afraid, but he told her to muster courage.
The attacking party then retreated to a height of ground, to muster their men, and to count the number of missing and slain.
``Muster up all your courage, then, for never have you required it more.''
In time of war, they are all of them naturally disposed to muster themselves under his banner, rather than under that of any other person; and his birth and fortune thus naturally procure to him some sort of executive power.
When we stopped for supper I couldn't muster courage to take any, though I should have liked it very much, but sat by the fire and said I didn't want anything.
Now, for such a case as the one which has been submitted to us to-night, we need certainly to muster all our resources.
Although I left the office at half past three, and was prowling about the place of appointment within a few minutes afterwards, the appointed time was exceeded by a full quarter of an hour, according to the clock of St. Andrew's, Holborn, before I could muster up sufficient desperation to pull the private bell-handle let into the left-hand door-post of Mr. Waterbrook's house.
The picture I had before me, of the beautiful little treasure of my heart, sobbing and crying all night--of her being alone, frightened, and wretched, then--of her having so piteously begged and prayed that stony-hearted woman to forgive her--of her having vainly offered her those kisses, work-boxes, and trinkets--of her being in such grievous distress, and all for me--very much impaired the little dignity I had been able to muster.
down the rest of the spare boats and rig them--Mr. Starbuck away, and muster the boat's crews."

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