- pension off,
- pension plan,
- pensioneer trustee,
Origin of pensive
Examples from the Web for pensive
One of us cautious and pensive, one of us quick and outspoken.Mara Wilson Remembers Robin Williams: We're All His Goddamn Kids|Mara Wilson|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hemingway is shown on p. 89, pensive with rifle at a pheasant shoot in Idaho.Defining American Cool From Walt Whitman to Tina Fey and Johnny Depp|Jason Berry|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Venus was the quiet one: pensive and observant of everything around her.Understanding Serena Williams’s Steubenville Comments|Allison Samuels|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is, alternately, a provocative and pensive soap opera that puts the gothic in Southern Gothic.
Meehan is pensive and troubled, his marriage and career in crisis.
His long, aristocratic face wore a more melancholy, pensive air than usual.Captain Blood|Rafael Sabatini
Leaving them thus in pensive meditation, we regretfully bid them—and our readers—farewell!The Fugitives|R.M. Ballantyne
I told my story, and, seeing that she was pensive, I exaggerated the misery I had felt at not being able to complete my conquest.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
When driving home in the dark with her father she sank into pensive silence.A Changed Man and Other Tales|Thomas Hardy
Her face was pensive, and she was evidently thinking deeply.Gordon Keith|Thomas Nelson Page
Word Origin for pensive
late 14c., from Old French pensif "thoughtful, distracted, musing" (11c.), from penser "to think," from Latin pensare "weigh, consider," frequentative of pendere "weigh" (see pendant). Related: Pensively; pensiveness.