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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
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.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael 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 History|John S. C. Abbott
His little brother Etienne, the tiniest mite in the regiment, looks pensive.Child Life In Town And Country|Anatole France
Ruth was too shy to keep up the conversation by any remark of her own, although his gentle, pensive manner was very winning.Ruth|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
The poet's lyre has not many strings, and the strains of sadness, of pensive melancholy, are almost absent.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer