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The question the audience is left to ponder is...
  to think deeply or carefully about something
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ponder pondering ponders pondered ponderable
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  • The question the audience is left to ponder is...
  • We pondered our fate.
  • We still ponder what went wrong during the Great Depression.
  • "It’s an unusual request," he said, pondering the situation.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook

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  • The nature of our punishment, if it be discovered, is not for the human heart to ponder.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • As I Pondered my problem, the telephone rang.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • I forced myself to ponder upon the sound of the crescent as it should pass across the garment...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • He pondered.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • Frowning, biting the pencil, he pondered the results of his arithmetic—sales were dropping at an alarming rate.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • After this, Alice was silent for a minute or two, pondering.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass

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  • She caught her breath, pondering a new thought:
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • But what I wanted to do was ponder what all Grandpa had just said.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • She waited for his coming home in the evening, and then she unburdened herself of all she had pondered, or of all that had occurred to her during the day.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • I lifted my pen and pondered.
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
  • I paused and pondered.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • On any other day she would have stood barefoot on the wet grass listening to the mockingbirds’ early service; she would have pondered over the meaninglessness of silent, austere beauty renewing itself with every sunrise and going ungazed at by half the world.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • She circles Barrius as his skinny limbs begin to seize, pausing between each lash, no doubt pondering how she can make the next one more painful than the last.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Instead, she lies back on my bed and clasps her hands behind her head, pondering my question.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • They all sat or lay as lifeless as Thomas, probably pondering the same thing he was—what kind of messed-up world could create a storm like that?
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • He ponders this as he sits on the bus, trying to deny how mixed his feelings about it are.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • She wants the image of me and the wild running river, my hair ruffling in the breeze as I look out onto the horizon and ponder our life together.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • She pondered this information.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Clary looked up from pondering the question of how a tuberose was different from a regular rose, to see Simon looking at her with puzzlement in his brown eyes.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Colin stopped for a moment to ponder that.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • I take a shower, ponder going back to sleep.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • But also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and the flowers on a green hillside," it says.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • We left the farmer to ponder his slain sheep and went back to town, plodding across wet hills in the slate-gray dusk.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • When Alfie wasn’t around, I would sit on the floor of our apartment and ponder what I had done, astonished by how far afield I had wandered and how willing I had been to abandon myself on the journey.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Travis pondered the question.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • For some days I pondered the problem, and then one morning, while I was preparing some lemmings and meadow mice as specimens, inspiration struck me.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Deoch spent several long moments pondering his answer, giving the question more serious consideration than I’d expected.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I’m pondering the perfect regularity of the rectangular boxes they’re using to build the wall when I recognize them.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • "What happened?" he asks in that voice I recognize, the voice he uses when pondering another move.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • He spun away from her, scratching his hat, pondering.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • He pondered.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • I pondered why the sculptor, Phidias, had chosen to make her look so unapproachable, and whether Athena approved.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • As he pondered this, he heard footsteps in the hall, followed by a timid knock at the half-open door.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • But a step like this should not be taken without due pondering.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Adela, flattered, began to ponder on the truth of the statement.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • "I’ve been pondering.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Matasaip was silent, pondering the news.
    Scott O’Dell  --  Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Matt sat pondering this strange idea.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • Stacey pondered the suggestion for a long moment.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • "Now, let me see," Mrs Whatsit pondered.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Agonizing second followed agonizing second as the officer seemed to ponder what to do with me.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • He moved a cardboard box filled with curled and damp parish papers and took out a carton of orange juice, an apple, a box of bread sticks, and a block of cheese, and he ate while pondering how and whether he would seek out Scarlett—he would Dreamwalk, perhaps, since that was how she had come to him He headed outside, was on his way to sit on the grey wooden bench, when he saw something and he hesitated.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • They think we don’t remember our pasts or ponder our futures.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • I ponder this.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • He pondered a moment.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • But by that fall of 1776 I didn’t have much time for pondering over Sam or Mr. Heron.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
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