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adjective as in contemplative

adjective as in reflective

adjective as in wondering

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noun as in contemplation

noun as in meditation

noun as in musing

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Ilya Samsonov, who shares a page with fellow goalie and offseason acquisition Henrik Lundqvist, is pictured fishing — and possibly pondering the meaning of life — near his home in Virginia.

The NBA pondered that approach, but it wasn’t a television ratings hit to stage a summer playoff that spilled into the start of the NFL season.

Inspired by life in semi-lockdown, the artist’s recent work ponders — and transforms — the mundane and the domestic.

The nation’s collective November malaise has caused many to ponder whether there’s a better way to do this thing.

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In the past several months, selective K-12 schools across the country have begun pondering how to improve diversity, stirring controversy and strong feelings among residents.

The air is thick with a certain pondering about the damage it could cause should it reach here.

He prefers to create and leave the pondering for others to do.

Before tackling that question, it's worth pondering what kind of show Mad Men actually is.

That evening I took my usual walk in Washington Park, pondering over the occurrences of the day.

Secretary of State John Kerry pondering U.S. push for independence of South South Sudan and South South South Sudan.

After pondering over Mr. Blackbird's speech for a few moments he raised his head.

On this balcony, which stretched along the whole range of first-floor bedrooms, he stood for a while, pondering deeply.

Tessa arranged her papers thoughtfully; she was pondering Grace Geers name for Mr. Towne.

Etheldred awoke long before time for getting up, and lay pondering over her visions.

While they were pondering over the matter, a company of ministers came to the place to hold another series of meetings.


On this page you'll find 354 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pondering, such as: introspective, meditative, pensive, reflective, thoughtful, and intent.

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