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ponder
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
to think deeply or carefully about something
  • He knew that in biology Duer had been too busy passing examinations to ponder, to get any concept of biology as a whole.
    Chapter 2 (75% in)
  • Yet the man stood out so bleakly from a mass of students who could neither complete their experiments nor ponder nor do anything save smoke pipes and watch football-practice that Martin loved him while he hated him, and almost meekly he followed him into Digamma Pi.
    Chapter 2 (76% in)
  • These notes he reproduced on the blackboard, in his fastidious script, murmuring, "Gentlemen, the most important part of living is not the living but pondering upon it.
    Chapter 4 (34% in)
  • By a connection not evident to him he remembered that the Sunday before, in the slummy chapel where he preached during his medical course, he had exalted the sacrifice of the martyrs and they had sung of the blood of the lamb, the fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel's veins, but this meditation he lost, and he lumbered toward Digamma Pi in a fog of pondering pity.
    Chapter 4 (45% in)
  • He was troubled; he was sure that his technique had been clumsy; he performed his experiment over and over, working till midnight, waking at dawn to ponder on his notes.
    Chapter 6 (7% in)
  • She pondered, "I do feel we're nearer together than you and Her.
    Chapter 6 (98% in)
  • He woke up feeling not like the sickly hobo called "Slim," but like Martin Arrowsmith, and he pondered, with his mind running clear, "Why shouldn't I go back?
    Chapter 9 (42% in)
  • Rarely had Martin been inspired to perceive the magic of a perfect hour, so absorbed was he ever in irascible pondering, but now he was caught, and lifted in rapture.
    Chapter 21 (77% in)
  • Angus won him by pondering, "Irving Watters?
    Chapter 24 (73% in)
  • Now he pondered, "Like to see that tower every day—clouds and storms behind it and everything—so sort of satisfying."
    Chapter 26 (2% in)
  • He pondered: "Wouldn't have been so bad if Tubbs had let me alone.
    Chapter 29 (91% in)
  • Yet Gottlieb did not move, but pondered the unknown chemical structure of antibodies, interrupted by questions as to whether Pearl Robbins had enough pencils, whether it would be quite all right for Dr. Holabird to receive the Lettish scientific mission this afternoon, so that Dr. Sholtheis might attend the Anglican Conference on the Reservation of the Host.
    Chapter 32 (5% in)
  • He pondered on her as he pondered on phage; he weightily decided that he had neglected her, and weightily he started right in to be a good husband.
    Chapter 32 (82% in)
  • He pondered on her as he pondered on phage; he weightily decided that he had neglected her, and weightily he started right in to be a good husband.
    Chapter 32 (82% in)

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