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 Meanings and Examples of PENSIVE
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pensive
 a.  deeply, often dreamily thoughtful; engaged in serious thought or reflection; contemplative
Classic Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
1  Then the ex-convict smiled with the pensive smile of the angels.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—TWO MISFORTUNES MAKE ONE PIECE OF GOOD FORTUN...
2  One would have said, to see the pensive thoughtfulness of his glance, that he had already, in some previous state of existence, traversed the revolutionary apocalypse.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
3  She gazed steadily at him, with a pensive sweetness which thrilled Marius from head to foot.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VI—TAKEN PRISONER
4  But what she had lost in ingenuous grace, she gained in pensive and serious charm.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—THE ROSE PERCEIVES THAT IT IS AN ENGINE OF WAR
5  The gamin approached this pensive personage, and began to step around him on tiptoe, as one walks in the vicinity of a person whom one is afraid of waking.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VII—THE MAN RECRUITED IN THE RUE DES BILLETTES
6  This was no infidelity to Cosette; it was a gentle and pensive farewell to an unhappy soul.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER VII—GAVROCHE AS A PROFOUND CALCULATOR OF DISTANCE...
7  Marius was formidable and pensive.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI—THE HEROES
8  In the mysterious balance of this Jean Valjean which the pensive Marius struck, he admitted the active principle, he admitted the passive principle, and he tried to reach a balance.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE OBSCURITIES WHICH A REVELATION CAN CONTAIN
9  de Treville being paid, the pensive d'Artagnan took the longest way homeward.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 11 IN WHICH THE PLOT THICKENS
10  D'Artagnan became pensive in his turn; it appeared as if there were abysses in Milady's soul whose depths were dark and unknown.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 35 A GASCON A MATCH FOR CUPID
11  Amy chirped like a cricket, and Jo wandered through the airs at her own sweet will, always coming out at the wrong place with a croak or a quaver that spoiled the most pensive tune.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ONE
12  Ned, getting sentimental, warbled a serenade with the pensive refrain.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
13  He felt as if suddenly shaken out of a pensive dream and found it impossible to go to sleep again.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
14  But she certainly did grow a little pale and pensive that spring, lost much of her relish for society, and went out sketching alone a good deal.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
15  Mrs. Dean raised the candle, and I discerned a soft-featured face, exceedingly resembling the young lady at the Heights, but more pensive and amiable in expression.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence:
1  The pensive lover gazed at the portrait of his beloved and deeply sighed.
2  And then she would pout like a disappointed child; a pensive cloud would soften her radiant vivacity; she would withdraw her hand hastily from his, and turn in transient petulance from his aspect, at once so heroic and so martyr-like.
3  She became withdrawn and pensive, hardly speaking to anyone.
4  You may remember the way each scene ended with someone looking pensive or significant.