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Anna Karenina
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  • Stepan Arkadyevitch’s eyes twinkled gaily, and he pondered with a smile.
  • Oblonsky seemed to ponder.
  • Catching sight of Kitty going away, and her mother meeting her at the steps, Levin, flushed from his rapid exercise, stood still and pondered a minute.
  • Now he wanted to go there, and he pondered the question how to do it.
  • After the irritating discussion with his brother, he pondered over this intention again.
  • This horror had in his youth set him pondering on dueling, and picturing himself in a position in which he would have to expose his life to danger.
  • He paused, pondering whether to disclose or not to disclose his feeling to him.
  • Anna pondered for an instant in uncertainty.
  • He sat on his bed in the darkness, crouched up, hugging his knees, and holding his breath from the strain of thought, he pondered.
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch pondered, and Stepan Arkadyevitch looked at him sympathetically, without interrupting his silence.
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch pondered, and after standing still a few seconds he went in at the other door.
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch pondered, as it seemed to the clerk, and all at once, turning round, he sat down at the table.
  • As he pondered over subsequent developments, Alexey Alexandrovitch did not see, indeed, why his relations with his wife should not remain practically the same as before.
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch questioned him as to the duties of this new committee, and pondered.
  • He pondered a moment, but immediately corrected himself.
  • He felt this at the mere sight of Ignat and the horses; but when he had put on the sheepskin brought for him, had sat down wrapped up in the sledge, and had driven off pondering on the work that lay before him in the village, and staring at the side-horse, that had been his saddle-horse, past his prime now, but a spirited beast from the Don, he began to see what had happened to him in quite a different light.
  • Anna, taking her eyes off her friend’s face and dropping her eyelids (this was a new habit Dolly had not seen in her before), pondered, trying to penetrate the full significance of the words.
  • In spite of the scrupulous conscientiousness with which Sergey Ivanovitch verified the correctness of the critic’s arguments, he did not for a minute stop to ponder over the faults and mistakes which were ridiculed; but unconsciously he began immediately trying to recall every detail of his meeting and conversation with the author of the article.
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch gave him his hand, pondered a little, and said: "I must think it over and seek for guidance.
  • She is happy, she makes another person happy, and she’s not broken down as I am, but most likely just as she always was, bright, clever, open to every impression," thought Darya Alexandrovna,—and a sly smile curved her lips, for, as she pondered on Anna’s love affair, Darya Alexandrovna constructed on parallel lines an almost identical love affair for herself, with an imaginary composite figure, the ideal man who was in love with her.

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