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One of us cautious and pensive, one of us quick and outspoken.

Hemingway is shown on p. 89, pensive with rifle at a pheasant shoot in Idaho.

Venus was the quiet one: pensive and observant of everything around her.

Another image features the First Lady in a pensive pose, wearing a black Michael Kors sweater and ball skirt.

It is, alternately, a provocative and pensive soap opera that puts the gothic in Southern Gothic.

His face was vacant, his eyes pensive, as he stood there undisturbed by the flow of a language he did not understand.

The elegance of his stature and the pensive melancholy of his classic features invested him with a peculiar power of fascination.

His little brother Etienne, the tiniest mite in the regiment, looks pensive.

Ruth was too shy to keep up the conversation by any remark of her own, although his gentle, pensive manner was very winning.

The poet's lyre has not many strings, and the strains of sadness, of pensive melancholy, are almost absent.

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On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pensive, such as: contemplative, dreamy, sober, thoughtful, wistful, and absorbed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.