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synonyms for pensively

  • intellectually
  • psychologically
  • introspectively
  • inwardly
  • psychically
  • subjectively
  • theoretically
  • thoughtfully
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How to use pensively in a sentence

Kano pensively lifted a plum upon the point of a toothpick and began nibbling at its wrinkled skin.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
He sought her in her favorite nook by the side of the La Belle, and there he found her gazing pensively into the water.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The maiden was seated a few paces from him; she was gazing into the fire pensively, and tears stood in her eyes.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
"Yeast that ferments is always sour, my child," replied the baker, reclining his head pensively.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
Sir John tapped with his gloved finger pensively on the knob of his silver-mounted cane.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
Jack Meredith sat forward and rubbed his two hands pensively over his knees.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
She was leaning on the window-sill gazing pensively upon the beauties of the scene that lay outspread before her.
THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADOFRANK AUBREY
She looked pensively at her scorched finger-tip, and, pursing up her red lips, blew a gentle breath to cool it.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
He pensively paced the room, when the appearance of the Captain roused him from his disagreeable reflections.
THE MYSTERIOUS WANDERER, VOL. IIISOPHIA REEVE
"Feels sort of soft to me," said the Tennessee Shad pensively.
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WORDS RELATED TO PENSIVELY

  • intellectually
  • introspectively
  • inwardly
  • pensively
  • psychically
  • psychologically
  • subjectively
  • theoretically
  • thoughtfully
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.