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pensive
used in Middlemarch

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appearing deep in thought — typically looking sad or serious
  • Stronger than all, there was the regard for a friend's moral improvement, sometimes called her soul, which was likely to be benefited by remarks tending to gloom, uttered with the accompaniment of pensive staring at the furniture and a manner implying that the speaker would not tell what was on her mind, from regard to the feelings of her hearer.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (9% in)

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