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Characterized by or given to meditation. See Synonyms at pensive.

med′i·ta′tive·ly adv.
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Adv.1.meditatively - in a meditative mannermeditatively - in a meditative manner; "round and round, while meditatively, as a cow chewing the cud, he let his eyes rest on the flat water ahead of him"
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advnachdenklich; sit, lookmeditierend


(ˈmediteit) verb
1. to think deeply. He was meditating on his troubles.
2. to spend short, regular periods in deep (especially religious) thought. He meditates twice a day.
ˌmediˈtation noun
ˈmeditative (-tətiv) , ((American) -teitiv) adjective
thoughtful. a meditative mood.
ˈmeditatively adverb
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He did not resume his book immediately, but sat for a while meditatively looking out into the garden.
yes," said Riley, meditatively, "you are right again.
Captain Wragge walked meditatively into the parlor, and sat down to consider.
Well," said Joe, meditatively - not, of course, that it could be in anywise necessary to consider about it, but because it was the way at the Jolly Bargemen to seem to consider deeply about everything that was discussed over pipes; "well - no.
Oh, yes," said Silas, meditatively, sitting in his usual posture of leaning on his knees, and supporting his head.
As I meditatively folded up the pretty bit of writing, I made a resolution; but it was one of such importance that not only is another chapter needed to do it honour, but it may well inaugurate another book of this strange uneventful history.
And Schurka growled, and was of opinion that he would like to tear everyone in pieces; but Waska purred meditatively, and scratched the back of her ear with a velvet paw, and remained lost in thought.
That's likely enough, that's likely enough," said Bartle meditatively.
Observing him in these moods, I often dwelt meditatively upon the old philosophy of the Bi-Part Soul, and amused myself with the fancy of a double Dupin - the creative and the resolvent.
Well, I suppose I am happy," said Newman, meditatively.
Fuir la mort," she repeated, meditatively, in her mysterious voice.
Martin drove, meditatively, around the school-house and was still engrossed in the problem of "Who?