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- adv. In a thoughtful or reflective manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a pensive manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a pensive manner; with melancholy thoughtfulness; with seriousness or some degree of melancholy.
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- adv. in a pensive manner
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But I always did say 'while there is life there is hope,'"she would recall pensively," and the doctors all said the only hope _for_ his life was in constant travel, and so we were always, as you might say, seeking
"I suppose he does," pensively, "but I shall be terribly jealous of your old men with the pneumonia, and your girls with appendicitis.
Shutting herself away in her huge, plush inner sanctum, Keshari sat at her desk and stared pensively out her thirtieth-story window at the expanse of Century City and the surrounding West Los Angeles area.
Marcus stared at Misha pensively, and then shook his head sympathetically.
I felt unable to stop this horrible declaration of my most morbid thoughts, but the man nodded, looking at me pensively.
Every now and then, as he squeezes out lentils or scoops up Parmesan disks, he pauses and stares pensively into space.
Berri accompanied us all the way south, in various heroic poses—Berri resting chin on hand and looking pensively into the distance; Berri in a manly political embrace with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah; Berri shaking one finger in the air; Berri making a fist and looking like a wiseguy in black sunglasses.
I mixed the batter pensively using enough water to make it like dosa batter.
Bob Steinmetz, a retired data-processing technician from Cleveland, smoked a cigar pensively after paying his respects.
However, there was one student who sat pensively most of the morning, but his question ended up riveting me the most.