Katy stood in what is commonly designated as a "brown study."
Fyles looked up from the brown study into which he had fallen.
Kate suddenly looked up from the brown study into which she had fallen.
She was setting there in a brown study, with it laying in her lap.
Duvall made no further comment and relapsed into a brown study.
Corbin Wood, who had been standing in a brown study, began to descend the steps.
Greg started out of a brown study at hearing his name spoken.
He was still in a brown study as he took the bundles from Izzy and dropped them on his bed.
“I must speak with the young lady,” said the clergyman, still in a brown study.
The Commandant stood for a minute or so in a brown study, eyeing the box.