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pensive
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  • Over all the legal neighbourhood there hangs, like some great veil of rust or gigantic cobweb, the idleness and pensiveness of the long vacation.
  • "I think," replies Phil after pensively tracing out a cross-wrinkle in his forehead with the brush-handle, "that mischeevious consequences is always meant when money’s asked for."

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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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