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used in This Side of Paradise

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appearing deep in thought — typically looking sad or serious
  • On Thursday, therefore, he walked pensively along the slippery, shovel-scraped sidewalks, and came in sight of Myra's house, on the half-hour after five, a lateness which he fancied his mother would have favored.
    1.1 — Amory, Son of Beatrice (20% in)
  • Tom was standing in the centre of the room, pensively relighting a cigar-stub.
    1.3 — The Egotist Considers (96% in)

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