pensively

All Adverb
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  • I did so with great expression while he looked pensively into the fire. Cited from Lady of the Decoration, by Frances Little
  • He took off his hat and passed his hand pensively over his hair. Cited from The Isle of Unrest, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • He did not stay long, and she returned slowly and pensively to her husband. Cited from The Minister's Charge, by William D. Howells
  • The Bishop raised his eyes from the letter and looked pensively into the fire. Cited from The White Ladies of Worcester, by Florence L. Barclay
  • She kept her foot in her hands and regarded it pensively. Cited from Hilda, by Sarah Jeanette Duncan
  • If the road is just wide enough for one vehicle, he moves along pensively. Cited from The Patient Observer, by Simeon Strunsky
  • "I hear that you are going away?" he suddenly said, looking pensively at the floor. Cited from Sanine, by Michael Artzibashef
  • He sat down in the boat pensively, and then -- what was that? Cited from The Disentanglers, by Andrew Lang
  • She pensively turned over a few more leaves and read other verses. Cited from The Child of Pleasure, by Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • Then his manner changed and his words came pensively. Cited from The Man in the Twilight, by Ridgwell Cullum
  • His mother stopped, came back several times, gazed at him pensively, then disappeared. Cited from Hunting with the Bow and Arrow, by Saxton Pope
  • Then he walked pensively to the window, where he stood with his back turned to her in deep thought for some minutes. Cited from The Isle of Unrest, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • She took his arm and walked home pensively and wearily by his side. Cited from North and South, Elizabeth C Gaskell
  • And then he looked pensively at the wet sides of his tired horse. Cited from Whirligigs, by O. Henry
  • He knew she had a lover; and she looked like a girl who was waiting pensively for him. Cited from A Perilous Secret, by Charles Reade
  • Silently, and somewhat pensively, we started hand in hand on our walk down the hill. Cited from A Crystal Age, by W. H. Hudson
  • Lady Jane sat on the broad window seat, looking pensively out at the blue sky. Cited from Castle Craneycrow, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • She turned to the table where his letter lay, and fingered the paper pensively. Cited from With Edged Tools, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • Edith turned away and walked to one of the windows, where she looked out pensively upon the sea. Cited from Cord and Creese, by James de Mille
  • I went down to him in his study, and found him sitting pensively in his arm-chair, absorbed in thought. Cited from A Romance Of Two Worlds, by Marie Corelli
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Meaning of pensively

  • adverb In a pensive manner
    pensively he stared at the painting