in a pensive manner

pensively he stared at the painting

Derived from adjective: ↑pensive

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Pensively — Pen sive*ly, adv. In a pensive manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pensively — pensive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ engaged in deep thought. DERIVATIVES pensively adverb pensiveness noun. ORIGIN Old French pensif, from Latin pensare ponder …   English terms dictionary

  • pensively — adverb see pensive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pensively — See pensive. * * * …   Universalium

  • pensively — adverb In a thoughtful or reflective manner. Syn: thoughtfully, wistfully See Also: pensive, pensiveness …   Wiktionary

  • pensively — pensɪvlɪ adv. thoughtfully, musingly, meditatively …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pensively — pen·sive·ly …   English syllables

  • pensively — See: pensive …   English dictionary

  • pensively adv — I wish I had something to write with, Tom said pensively …   English expressions

  • pensive — pensively, adv. pensiveness, n. /pen siv/, adj. 1. dreamily or wistfully thoughtful: a pensive mood. 2. expressing or revealing thoughtfulness, usually marked by some sadness: a pensive adagio. [1325 75; < F (fem.); r. ME pensif < MF (masc.),… …   Universalium

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