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  • s  deeply or seriously thoughtful;
  • s  showing pensive sadness

  • Sometimes pensive, sometimes boastful, sometimes displaying a rare humility, the presidential candidate made a final pitch to his followers.
  • The Traders on the floor of the Stock Exchange looked pensive when the market opened after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that one million jobs have been shed.
  • The great Australian cricketer was pensive before he answered the question about Test matches going out of fashion.
News & Articles

  • Top agent Parker pulls no punches
    Eugene Parker, the mysterious NFL agent, was an hour into a rare interview when a specific word triggered a pensive tone. He had been discussing whether contract negotiations were a science or an art.
    June 10, 2013 - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
  • Family spotlight: "Gorilla Forest," "Wind & Weather"
    At the new $11 million gorilla exhibit at the Como Zoo in St. Paul, one of the three female gorillas had a pensive pose near the observation glass.
    June 6, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  • Marlene Jennings in The Gazette (Montreal)
    Jennings, who has known Dion personally for more than a decade, said "he sounded very quiet, very reflective and pensive and listening" when she spoke to him. "There's a real sense and hope that he's thinking seriously about his future, that...
  • Jewel Taylor in BBC News
    Mr Taylor is in a very reflective and pensive mood. This is his whole life we're talking about,Jewel Taylor, a serving senator in Liberia, told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme.
  • Robert Hoyzer in Deutsche Welle
    I have never bet on a game I have refereed,Hoyzer told the Bild newspaper on Monday. "The accusations have left me pensive, uneasy and dismayed. I cannot comprehend them, and also cannot understand that my refereeing colleagues could think...

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