Pensive

Pen"sive

(?), a. [F. pensif, fr. penser to think, fr. L. pensare to weigh, ponder, consider, v. intens. fr. pendere to weigh. See Pension, Poise.] 1. Thoughtful, sober, or sad; employed in serious reflection; given to, or favorable to, earnest or melancholy musing.
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The pensive secrecy of desert cell.
Milton.
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Anxious cares the pensive nymph oppressed.
Pope.
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2. Expressing or suggesting thoughtfulness with sadness; as, pensive numbers. Prior.
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