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ponder
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Babbitt
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  • Then there was the problem, oft-pondered, never solved, of what to do with the old blade, which might imperil the fingers of his young.
  • Upon this theology he rarely pondered.
  • In his chilly cot, turning from aching side to side, he pondered of Tanis.
  • He had often and weightily pondered flappers smoking in Zenith restaurants, but he knew only one woman who smoked—Mrs. Sam Doppelbrau, his flighty neighbor.
  • And as he pondered on the train home something in his own self seemed to have died: a loyal and vigorous faith in the goodness of the world, a fear of public disfavor, a pride in success.
  • But Babbitt—the curst discontent was torturing him again, and heavily, in the impersonal darkness, he pondered, "I don’t—We’re all so flip and think we’re so smart.
  • He pondered, "Now, there’s a real he-world.

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