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  • He brooded in ponderous speculation over the cryptic message he had just received.
  • Yossarian was alone in a ponderous, primeval lull in which everything green looked black and everything else was imbued with the color of pus.
  • The colonel’s ponderous, farinaceous cheeks were tinted suddenly with glowing patches of enthusiasm.
  • He sat mutely in a ponderous, stultifying melancholy, waiting expectantly for Corporal Whitcomb to walk back in.
  • He had a nurse and a son-in law, and he was prone to long, ponderous silences when he had not been drinking too much.
  • Colonel Cathcart would never forget the first evening General Dreedle took notice of the chaplain in the officers’ club, lifting his ruddy, sweltering, intoxicated face to stare ponderously through the yellow pall of cigarette smoke at the chaplain lurking near the wall by himself.
  • The remaining wing revolved as ponderously as a grinding cement mixer as the plane plummeted nose downward in a straight line at accelerating speed until it struck the water, which foamed open at the impact like a white water lily on the dark-blue sea, and washed back in a geyser of apple-green bubbles when the plane sank.

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  • The findings were presented in a ponderous three-volume report.
  • We’ve been working through the ponderous regulatory approval process for the last two years.

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