deep in thought

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  • adj

Synonyms for deep in thought

deeply absorbed in thought

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The Prince set down the receiver upon the instrument and stood for a moment deep in thought.
But some time thereafter she sat in silence, apparently deep in thought.
Then he came back and stood for a moment upon the rug in front of the fire, deep in thought.
Arriving at the lawn, she discovered Emily pacing backward and forward, with her head down and her hands behind her, deep in thought.
Elizabeth was again deep in thought, and after a time exclaimed, "to treat in such a manner the godson, the friend, the favorite of his father
These reflections were long indulged undisturbed by any address from her companion, who sat as deep in thought as herself; and the appearance of the carriage was the first thing to startle and recall them to the present moment.
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