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ponder
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
to think deeply or carefully about something
  • When I left him alone in the vestry office, pondering what he would find to say at Owen Meany's funeral, I took the baseball with me.
    p. 559.6
  • But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.'
    p. 174.2
  • Since the reading from Luke concluded by observing that "Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart"—and surely the "things" that Mary so kept and pondered were far more matterful than these trivial gifts— shouldn't she do something to demonstrate to the audience what a strain on her poor heart it was to do such monumental keeping and pondering?
    p. 174.7
  • Since the reading from Luke concluded by observing that "Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart"—and surely the "things" that Mary so kept and pondered were far more matterful than these trivial gifts— shouldn't she do something to demonstrate to the audience what a strain on her poor heart it was to do such monumental keeping and pondering?
    p. 174.7
  • Since the reading from Luke concluded by observing that "Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart"—and surely the "things" that Mary so kept and pondered were far more matterful than these trivial gifts— shouldn't she do something to demonstrate to the audience what a strain on her poor heart it was to do such monumental keeping and pondering?
    p. 174.8
  • "WHAT SHE MEANS IS, SHOULDN'T SHE ACT OUT HOW A PERSON PONDERS SOMETHING," Owen said.
    p. 174.8
  • There was a respectful silence while we pondered what possible thing Mary Beth Baird could do to demonstrate how hard her heart was working; it was clear to most of us that Mary Beth would be satisfied only if she could express her adoration of the Christ Child physically.
    p. 175.0
  • "IF MARY IS SUPPOSED TO BE PONDERING—'IN HER HEART'—THAT I AM CHRIST THE LORD, THE ACTUAL SON OF GOD ....
    p. 175.6
  • The shepherds and kings were riveted to this demonstration of what Mary pondered in her heart; the cows did not move.
    p. 176.6
  • " 'But Mary kept all these things,' " the rector said, " 'pondering them in her heart.'
    p. 222.9
  • Owen pondered.
    p. 294.7
  • But as incapable as he was of a heartfelt response to a real situation, the Rev. Mr. Merrill was tirelessly capable of thinking; he pondered and brooded and surmised and second-guessed my mother to death.
    p. 555.9

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