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ponder
used in In Cold Blood

5 uses
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Definition
to think deeply or carefully about something
  • With the check written but not yet signed, he swiveled back in his desk chair and seemed to ponder.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (62% in)
  • ...that big house" and be a straight-A student, the president of her class, a leader in the 4-H program and the Young Methodists League, a skilled rider, an excellent musician (piano, clarinet), an annual winner at the county fair (pastry, preserves, needlework, flower arrangement)-how a girl not yet seventeen could haul such a wagonload, and do so without "brag," with, rather, merely a radiant jauntiness, was an enigma the community pondered, and solved by saying, "She's got character.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (22% in)
  • That was a riddle that Perry had pondered.
    2 — Persons Unknown (19% in)
  • Nye pondered the mathematics involved, and was encouraged by the conclusion he came to: that within a time span of twenty or twenty-four hours, the suspects could have made a round-trip journey of rather more than eight hundred miles, and, in the process, murder four people.
    3 — Answer (12% in)
  • And it was he who had photographed the corpses, those death-scene images Alvin Dewey had continuously pondered while the murders were still unsolved.
    4 — The Corner (32% in)

There are no more uses of "ponder" in In Cold Blood.

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