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  • ’I wish you’d put your uniform on instead of going around naked that way,’ he confided pensively before he climbed back down again and hurried away.
  • With a pensive expression on his oblong, rather pale face, he allowed his gaze to settle on several of the high bushels filled with red plum tomatoes that stood in rows against each of the walls.
  • Colonel Cathcart rubbed his cheek pensively.
  • Orr asked with a pretense of pensive curiosity.
  • ’A girl, Marchese?’ said Luigi, scratching his face pensively.

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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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