We are, on the contrary, fumbling and wallowing about where the Greek pondered and philosophized.
He studied Hope's beauty with his eyes, he pondered on all her nobleness.
Sir Nigel pondered for a few moments, and then burst out a-laughing.
He pondered it on his way back to the street-car, as he struggled against the wind.
As he pondered, riding slowly homeward, a thought ...