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showing pensive sadness

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An old friend of mine, struggling as a minister to serve up to eight small chapels in Pembrokeshire, once remarked to me wistfully, " I may not be indispensable, but I am irreplaceable.
Author David Gardiner reflects wistfully on society and its reverence for its heritage; "Downstate" is a fine, insightful, and entertaining volume.
Orlando Bloom is wistfully engaging as the man whose soul is irrevocably changed by his involvement in the religious wars in the Middle East, and an all-star supporting cast - including Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Ed Norton and Liam Neeson - are predictably pitch-perfect.
Even now, pro-life propaganda describes the Obama administration as a bunch of baby killers, while wistfully showering gratitude on Bush for his "pro-life legacy.
wist*ful*ly \-f[schwa]-l[macron over e]\ adverb <There had been a time, he remembered it wistfully, when things had been quite different .
former Tottenham boss JUANDE RAMOS wistfully recalls last season's Carling Cup triumph.
But really, for 68-year-old Esther to take a page in a national newspaper to go on about Sergeant being plain - even if she does wistfully add that 'ugly men are said to make skilled lovers' - is surely the ultimate case of the pot and the kettle.
I strongly suspect that Matrix owners, after a year or two of wistfully watching Malibu/Mirages climb above them into on-top blue skies while they bump along in the clouds sucking on the oxygen tube, may come to rue the day they rejected pressurization.
Wistfully alone at home, the local high school's human sexuality teacher, Ruth Ramsey, also is becoming increasingly isolated at school.
Reluctantly he began to use the accurate reference but remarked wistfully, "Well, maybe Paine said it again when the troops were at Valley Forge.
Because expectant mothers were seen as delicate creatures, who went almost into hiding and wistfully waited for the big event.
In the opening sequence of the film she emerged from a cab in New York wearing the elegant black dress, peered wistfully into the window of Tiffany's and ate her breakfast from a brown paper bag.
Before,'' one reminisces wistfully, ``it was so easy to kill someone.
Welt cared for but homesick there, Cross still spent holidays with her mother in New York or Hollywood, however, and writes wistfully of their relationship and her close ties to her older half-brother.
Eyes will wistfully close and silent thank yous will be etched in the mind as that former student transforms into that better person you so diligently wanted all of your students to be.