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His face was vacant, his eyes pensive, as he stood there undisturbed by the flow of a language he did not understand.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The elegance of his stature and the pensive melancholy of his classic features invested him with a peculiar power of fascination.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
His little brother Etienne, the tiniest mite in the regiment, looks pensive.
CHILD LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYANATOLE FRANCE
Ruth was too shy to keep up the conversation by any remark of her own, although his gentle, pensive manner was very winning.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
The poet's lyre has not many strings, and the strains of sadness, of pensive melancholy, are almost absent.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
Two or three times Marie went to bed in a sweetly pensive mood.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
Fido bounded over the fields and chased the frightened partridges; Pensive soared in the air and sported with the light.
LABOULAYE'S FAIRY BOOKVARIOUS
Then, seeing the strange dog look pensive, he added, ‘Would you like to dine with us?’
THE ANIMAL STORY BOOKVARIOUS
Pensive flew upward with a joyful cry and disappeared amid the turrets of the castle.
LABOULAYE'S FAIRY BOOKVARIOUS
Graceful called Pensive three times without making her hear, so completely was she engrossed in admiration of her new friend.
LABOULAYE'S FAIRY BOOKVARIOUS
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