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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 occurred to him.

All through the remainder of the long night Ninaka pondered the question deeply.

I pondered, and calculated, but I could not make out what it could be.

The girl sat where she was for a few moments and pondered over the situation.

The carpenter stroked his white beard and pondered for a while.

After Joshua had left, Lee Gorman pondered one of those last words.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to estimate the worth of, to appraise," from Old French ponderer "to weigh, poise" (14c., Modern French pondérer) and directly from Latin ponderare "ponder, consider, reflect," literally "to weigh," from pondus (genitive ponderis) "weigh" (see pound (n.1)). Meaning "to weigh a matter mentally" is attested from late 14c. Related: Pondered; pondering; ponderation.

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