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pensive
used in In Cold Blood

2 uses
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Definition
appearing deep in thought — typically looking sad or serious
  • Afterward, as he crossed the darkening courthouse square, pensively scuffing through dry mounds of un-raked leaves, Dewey wondered at his lack of elation.
    3 — Answer (44% in)
  • Mr. Hickock, between pensive hesitations, listed several: Dick was sulky and restless, he ran around with older men, drank and gambled.
    4 — The Corner (45% in)

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