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ponder
used in Jane Eyre

12 uses
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Definition
to think deeply or carefully about something
  • I suspected she might be right and I wrong; but I would not ponder the matter deeply; like Felix, I put it off to a more convenient season.
    Chapter 6 (52% in)
  • I was still pondering the signification of "Institution," and endeavouring to make out a connection between the first words and the verse of Scripture, when the sound of a cough close behind me made me turn my head.
    Chapter 5 (76% in)
  • While pondering this new idea, I heard the front door open; Mr. Bates came out, and with him was a nurse.
    Chapter 9 (57% in)
  • I hardly heard Mrs. Fairfax's account of the curtain conflagration during dinner, so much was I occupied in puzzling my brains over the enigmatical character of Grace Poole, and still more in pondering the problem of her position at Thornfield and questioning why she had not been given into custody that morning, or, at the very least, dismissed from her master's service.
    Chapter 16 (33% in)
  • I went on with my day's business tranquilly; but ever and anon vague suggestions kept wandering across my brain of reasons why I should quit Thornfield; and I kept involuntarily framing advertisements and pondering conjectures about new situations: these thoughts I did not think to check; they might germinate and bear fruit if they could.
    Chapter 17 (4% in)
  • I was pondering these things, when an incident, and a somewhat unexpected one, broke the thread of my musings.
    Chapter 18 (73% in)
  • In pondering the great mystery, I thought of Helen Burns, recalled her dying words — her faith — her doctrine of the equality of disembodied souls.
    Chapter 21 (85% in)
  • I pondered the mystery a minute or two; but finding it insolvable, and being certain it could not be of much moment, I dismissed, and soon forgot it.
    Chapter 32 (99% in)
  • One does not jump, and spring, and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune; one begins to consider responsibilities, and to ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with a solemn brow.
    Chapter 33 (45% in)
  • While Mary drew, Diana pursued a course of encyclopaedic reading she had (to my awe and amazement) undertaken, and I fagged away at German, he pondered a mystic lore of his own: that of some Eastern tongue, the acquisition of which he thought necessary to his plans.
    Chapter 34 (35% in)
  • I filled the interval in walking softly about my room, and pondering the visitation which had given my plans their present bent.
    Chapter 36 (8% in)
  • I kept these things then, and pondered them in my heart.
    Chapter 37 (97% in)

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