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pensive

adjective uk   /ˈpen.sɪv/ us  
thinking in a quiet way, often with a serious expression on your face: She became withdrawn and pensive, hardly speaking to anyone.
pensively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
He gazed pensively at the glass in front of him, lost in thought.
(Definition of pensive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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