Example sentences for: pensive

How can you use “pensive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Reporters saw him only as a cold-blooded killer; they missed his pensive side.

  • Place, pensive, wails his fall whose presence was her pride;Time crieth out, My ebb is come; his life was my spring tide.Fame mourns in that she lost the ground of her reports;Each living wight laments his lack, and all in sundry sorts.

  • This sketch of a pensive moralist, the personification of the column, the Uncle Ben of ethics, the Betty Crocker of morals, looks not at all like me.

  • Michelangelo’s greatest work here is reserved for two minor members of the family, Lorenzo’s grandson, Lorenzo the Duke of Urbino, portrayed as a pensive Roman soldier above two allegorical figures of Dawn (female) and Dusk (male), and his son, Giuliano the Duke of Nemours, more warrior-like above figures of Night (female) and Day (male).

  • On the gorgeous title track of Nefertiti , for instance, he is the leading soloist; Davis and Shorter repeat the pensive theme hypnotically, without soloing, making this tune arguably one of the first statements of American minimalism.


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