muster muster  /ˈmə stər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a gathering of military personnel for duty
  2. (n) compulsory military service
  3. (v) gather or bring together
  4. (v) call to duty, military service, jury duty, etc.

Usage(s):

  1. His liver and kidneys had nearly quit, and he could hardly muster the strength to lift his head off the pillow.
  2. But it's hard to muster a ton of sympathy for a guy profiting handsomely from a hatchet job on his own sister regardless of how miserably she may have treated him.
  3. When NBC's Matt Lauer asked her whether it was hard to find words to reassure the public, she tried to muster optimism, then circled back to despair.

News

  1. Miami Heat's split personality adds intrigue to NBA Finals

    Miami looked creaky and weary in Game 1 loss to San Antonio, spry and energized in Game 2 win. Which version will show for Game 3? Even LeBron James won't guess. Your guess is as good as anything LeBron James can muster.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Few spots left in Colonial day camp

    ABINGDON, Va. -- There are a handful of slots left for this year's Colonial day camp, a free camp at the Abingdon Muster Grounds. The camp, scheduled for June 17-21, will focus on life in backcountry Colonial Virginia and the Battle of Kings Mountain, according to a written statement.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bristol Herald Courier

  3. 22nd Sangerfest passes muster with Missourians and Germans alike

    COLE CAMP — Folks with a fully belly and a beer in their hand probably aren’t the toughest critics, but the 22nd annual Sangerfest German music festival didn’t merely pass muster with the usual suspects on Saturday at the Jaycee Gardens in downtown Cole Camp. It also earned praise from two young ladies visiting from Grasberg, near Bremen, Germany.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Sedalia Democrat

Quotes

  1. "Under any standards of scrutiny that we have applied to enumerated constitutional rights, banning from the home the most preferred firearm in the nation to keep and use for protection of one's home and family, would fail constitutional muster,"...
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. "It feels like a finals game," Duncan said. "It's the first game of the first series, and we're going to have to muster energy back up."
    on Apr 20, 2006 By: Tim Duncan Source: 940 News

  3. "The care and welfare of our wounded men and women in uniform demand the highest standard of excellence and commitment that we can muster as a government," Gates said. "When this standard is not met, I will insist on swift and direct...
    on Mar 1, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: USA Today

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