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pensive
used in David Copperfield

3 uses
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Definition appearing deep in thought — typically looking sad or serious
  • Agnes laid aside her work, and replied, folding her hands upon one another, and looking pensively at me out of those beautiful soft eyes of hers: 'I believe he is going to enter into partnership with papa.'
    Chapters 25-27 (9% in)
  • Miss Mills was more than usually pensive when Dora, going to find her, brought her back; — I apprehend, because there was a tendency in what had passed to awaken the slumbering echoes in the caverns of Memory.
    Chapters 31-33 (98% in)
  • 'I have still a presentiment,' said Mrs. Micawber, pensively shaking her head, 'that my family will appear on board, before we finally depart.'
    Chapters 55-57 (79% in)

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