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