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Definitionappearing deep in thought — typically looking sad or serious
- The sportive sunlight—feebly sportive, at best, in the predominant pensiveness of the day and scene—withdrew itself as they came nigh, and left the spots where it had danced the drearier, because they had hoped to find them bright.Chapter 16 -- A Forest Walk (19% in)
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