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ponder
used in Lonesome Dove

11 uses
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Definition
to think deeply or carefully about something
  • He had known several men who blew their heads off, and he had pondered it much.
    Chapters 19-20 (39% in)
  • Night and day itself was something to ponder: there had to be a reason for the sun to fall, lie hidden and then rise again from the opposite side of the plain, and other reasons for the rain, the thunder and the slicing north wind.
    Chapters 15-16 (20% in)
  • He pondered what she had said a minute, trying to figure out where he might have missed her meaning.
    Chapters 36-37 (59% in)
  • He pondered the matter for some time but reached no conclusion.
    Chapters 52-53 (89% in)
  • He had been pondering that point himself.
    Chapters 62-63 (90% in)
  • While he was pondering what his next move might be, a hard-looking crew showed up in the saloon where he was playing.
    Chapters 64-65 (39% in)
  • Zwey pondered that information for a time.
    Chapters 66-67 (15% in)
  • Zwey gnawed on a big drumstick while he pondered.
    Chapters 66-67 (15% in)
  • At night, when she finally slept, he would sit in the tent, pondering it all.
    Chapters 83-84 (26% in)
  • He was pondering the question of whether to take a man with him.
    Chapters 93-94 (94% in)
  • Sitting in his tent that night, he pondered the change in himself.
    Chapters 97-98 (86% in)

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