Pensive

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Pensive Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • showing pensive sadness; "the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty"
  • persistently or morbidly thoughtful

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  • Pensive: about the racehorse Pensive. For the magical item in the Harry Potter stories, see Pensieve. For the word refer to Wiktionary. Pensive (1941–49) was a bright
  • Pensive Christ: The Pensive Christ or Christus im Elend ("Christ in Distress" in German) is a subject in Christian iconography depicting a contemplating Jesus, sitting

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Pensive Sample Sentences in News


  • Snowpocalypse, The American Media, And Lewis Carroll’s White Queen
    Adam Gopnik: “The ruling deity of this form of panic and pensive regret is Lewis Carroll’s White Queen, from Through the Looking-Glass . The White Queen, in some Joseph Campbell realm of archetypes, is indeed surely a variant of Hans Christian Andersen’s Snow Queen, and so perhaps it’s no wonder that in Carroll’s rendering she governs the Kingdom of the Read more on this news related to 'Pensive'
  • Poor shooting hurts WVU against Iowa State
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Bob Huggins was typically pensive and frustrated after West Virginia's two-point loss to Iowa State Saturday."We gotta get better. We gotta get better in different ways," said Huggins after the game. "When you don't shoot it well - which we don't - you have to compensate in other ways."WVU's full cour Read more on this news related to 'Pensive'
  • "Neo-Aristotelian, Whig radical".
    A radical Whig publication. Photo: Getty Have you ever looked at this country's mainstream newspapers, sighed, and wondered to yourself over a pensive breakfast why there's no one out there writing for people like you? You, the ordinary, unassuming reader? Read more on this news related to 'Pensive'

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