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ponder
used in To the Lighthouse

5 uses
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Definition
to think deeply or carefully about something
  • Mrs. Ramsay pondered, watching her.
    1 — The Window (42% in)
  • Mother and child then—objects of universal veneration, and in this case the mother was famous for her beauty—might be reduced, he pondered, to a purple shadow without irreverence.
    1 — The Window (41% in)
  • And as sometimes happens when a cloud falls on a green hillside and gravity descends and there among all the surrounding hills is gloom and sorrow, and it seems as if the hills themselves must ponder the fate of the clouded, the darkened, either in pity, or maliciously rejoicing in her dismay: so Cam now felt herself overcast, as she sat there among calm, resolute people and wondered how to answer her father about the puppy; how to resist his entreaty—forgive me, care for me; while...
    3 — The Lighthouse (36% in)
  • But the dead, thought Lily, encountering some obstacle in her design which made her pause and ponder, stepping back a foot or so, oh, the dead! she murmured, one pitied them, one brushed them aside, one had even a little contempt for them.
    3 — The Lighthouse (46% in)
  • She sat musing, pondering (she was in grey that day, Lily thought).
    3 — The Lighthouse (51% in)

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