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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • No doubt he was always pondering in his mind how the family discord could be ended.
  • Ivan frowned and pondered.
  • "Yes, my brothers too," murmured Alyosha, pondering.
  • Though the trinkets and letters made them ponder, they decided that even if they did turn out to be authentic, no charge could be based on those alone.
  • I sat down and asked you to sit down, and for a whole minute I pondered.
  • He was suddenly silent and seemed to be pondering.
  • Kostya stared at Nastya and listened, pondering profoundly.
  • "But how can she ruin Mitya?" he asked, pondering on Ivan’s words.
  • Ivan sank back on his chair, as though pondering something.
  • "Stay," cried Ivan, pondering.
  • Smerdyakov paused as though pondering.
  • She was reckless now of all consequences to herself, though, no doubt, she had foreseen them even a month ago, for even then, perhaps, shaking with anger, she had pondered whether to show it at the trial or not.
  • He had become terribly preoccupied since the trial; sometimes he would be silent for half an hour together, and seemed to be pondering something heavily and painfully, oblivious of everything about him.
  • To-morrow he will be sure to take it," said Alyosha, pacing up and down, pondering.
  • You contradict yourself!" said Ivan, pondering.
  • "Dmitri Fyodorovitch," so he testified afterwards, "seemed unlike himself, too; not drunk, but, as it were, exalted, lost to everything, but at the same time, as it were, absorbed, as though pondering and searching for something and unable to come to a decision.
  • (i) Of Hell and Hell Fire, a Mystic Reflection Fathers and teachers, I ponder, "What is hell?"
  • "What an ass!" cried Ivan, laughing nervously and still seeming to be pondering something intently.

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  • We pondered our fate.

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