- pension off,
- pension plan,
- pensioneer trustee,
Origin of pensive
Examples from the Web for pensiveness
The eyes of the little inventor softened and into them crept a glint of pensiveness.Flood Tide|Sara Ware Bassett
An ominous mournfulness, far sadder than the pensiveness of twilight, drew over the sky.
There is no undue element of pensiveness in Longfellow's strains.Complete Prose Works|Walt Whitman
The pensiveness was a dove brooding on a secure peace; her eyes, gazing ahead, had the gravity of a childs seeing happy visions.Paths of Judgement|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Since her brother's marriage, she had felt a vacuum in her heart, which often involved her in a soft cloud of pensiveness.Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz
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.