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Jane Eyre
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  • She was pensive a few minutes, then rousing herself, she said cheerfully — "But you two are my visitors to-night; I must treat you as such."
  • Not a tear rose to Burns’ eye; and, while I paused from my sewing, because my fingers quivered at this spectacle with a sentiment of unavailing and impotent anger, not a feature of her pensive face altered its ordinary expression.
  • All three looked at each other, and all three smiled — a dreary, pensive smile enough.
  • One morning at breakfast, Diana, after looking a little pensive for some minutes, asked him, "If his plans were yet unchanged."
  • And then she would pout like a disappointed child; a pensive cloud would soften her radiant vivacity; she would withdraw her hand hastily from his, and turn in transient petulance from his aspect, at once so heroic and so martyr-like.

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  • She paced back and forth in the hospital waiting room—looking pensive.
  • When asked about her future, she became pensive.

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