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  • With a sad and pensive air, he retraced his steps homewards.
  • In this pensive, wayward, and uncertain state, people are apt to lounge and loiter without knowing why, to read placards on the walls with great attention and without the smallest idea of one word of their contents, and to stare most earnestly through shop-windows at things which they don’t see.

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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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