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  • r  in a pensive manner
    pensively he stared at the painting

  • By daylight, he was again at the Beretania Street apartment, emerging at one point, dressed in a black polo shirt, dark-glasses and flip-flops, walking pensively and unsmiling .
  • It is, essentially, a two-hour PowerPoint presentation, enlivened if that's the right word by periodic shots of Al Gore staring pensively out of plane windows, Al Gore .
  • Appalled by this threat, the police sought instructions from their superiors who pensively ruled that the "nudist school" is in fact a "nudist club," that nudity is no crime on .
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  • Treating kids' fever properly
    Recently, a frantic mother brought her 18-month-old son to our clinic with a fever of 103. Her anxiety over the child's fever was palpable, yet the boy's demeanor and his normal physical exam portrayed the opposite. After explaining that his fever was his body's normal response and that he probably did not need antibiotics, his mother looked at me pensively and said, "But he still has a fever ...
    July 1, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

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