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pensive
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The Age of Innocence
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  • His conversation always made Archer take the measure of his own life, and feel how little it contained; but Winsett’s, after all, contained still less, and though their common fund of intellectual interests and curiosities made their talks exhilarating, their exchange of views usually remained within the limits of a pensive dilettantism.

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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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