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Something in his brother's meditative back seemed to annoy him.

Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour, and is not reminded of the flux of all things?

It is a meditative occupation; and when all is said, I am not a man of action.

Of meditative and sedentary habits, I enjoyed the extreme quiet.

"It all started from here," he said, after a long and meditative silence.

It was like a meditative comment on some thoughts full of sadness, of awe.

The face of Peter Ivanovitch expressed a meditative seriousness.

By her presence she had sanctified it and made of it a shrine for his meditative and wakeful hours.

She nodded approval, however, and I ventured on a meditative "Ye-es."

He looked out to sea with a meditative and retrospective mind.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Late Latin meditativus, from meditat-, past participle stem of Latin meditari (see meditation). Related: Meditatively; meditativeness.

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