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ponder

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Definition to think deeply or carefully about something
  • The question the audience is left to ponder is...
ponder = think about
  • We pondered our fate.
  • pondered = thought about
  • We still ponder what went wrong during the Great Depression.
  • I understood, pondered a while, and concluded that the only way I could retire with a shred of dignity was to go to the bathroom, where I stayed long enough to make them think I had to go.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • pondered = thought
  • But what I wanted to do was ponder what all Grandpa had just said.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • ponder = think deeply or carefully about something
  • 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
  • ponder = think deeply or carefully
  • "It's an unusual request," he said, pondering the situation.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • pondering = thinking deeply or carefully about
  • Frowning, biting the pencil, he pondered the results of his arithmetic—sales were dropping at an alarming rate.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • pondered = thought deeply or carefully about
  • She caught her breath, pondering a new thought:
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • pondering = thinking deeply or carefully
  • I lifted my pen and pondered.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
  • pondered = thought deeply or carefully
  • As I Pondered my problem, the telephone rang.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • pondered = thought deeply or carefully about
  • After this, Alice was silent for a minute or two, pondering.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • pondering = reflecting deeply on a subject
  • The nature of our punishment, if it be discovered, is not for the human heart to ponder.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • ponder = reflect deeply on a subject
  • 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
  • pondered = thought about (reflected deeply upon)
  • I paused and pondered.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • pondered = thought deeply or carefully
  • He pondered.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • pondered = thought deeply or carefully
  • As more years went by, Ghosh might have pondered the effect of the letter on Stone—perhaps it would in fact be a disservice to send it to him.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He could only sit and stare out the window into the rain and blackness, pondering words like Flare and sickness and experiment and Scorch and WICKED.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • In any event, in the state of destitution into which we had fallen, we were not in a mood to ponder too scrupulously.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • I pondered why the sculptor, Phidias, had chosen to make her look so unapproachable, and whether Athena approved.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle

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