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ponder
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

7 uses
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Definition
to think deeply or carefully about something
  • His sister became abruptly still, and lapsed into a pondering silence.
    1 — The Maiden (35% in)
  • She pondered suspiciously, till, thinking that this might after all be true, she relented, and said quite humbly, "I beg your pardon, sir."
    1 — The Maiden (94% in)
  • It had occurred to her to look once more into the queer gaunt room which had been Clare's den, or rather eyrie, for so long, and climbing the ladder she stood at the open door of the apartment, regarding and pondering.
    4 — The Consequence (79% in)
  • He said to himself, as he pondered again and again over the crystallized phrases that she had handed on to him, "That clever fellow little thought that, by telling her those things, he might be paving my way back to her!"
    6 — The Convert (31% in)
  • He soon retired to bed; and the next morning, feeling exceedingly unwell, he remained in his room pondering.
    7 — Fulfilment (7% in)
  • The more he pondered, the more was he puzzled.
    7 — Fulfilment (30% in)
  • Mrs Brooks pondered on the delay, and on what probable relation the visitor who had called so early bore to the couple upstairs.
    7 — Fulfilment (48% in)

There are no more uses of "ponder" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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