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adjective as in marveling

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adjective as in inquisitive

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That’s when people started calling one another around City Hall with higher-pitched voices than usual wondering just how serious this was going to get.

The pressure of earnings reports and meetings, Zoom or otherwise, leave no room for the sort of expansive wondering that lies at the heart of all genuine breakthroughs.

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After the defeat of ISIS in Sinjar, most other locals have been left wondering who might rule the city in the near future.

Whether it is openly stated or not, I think everyone is wondering if they could find “the one.”

In the back of my mind I was wondering how much time we had before there might be an ominous knock at the door.

He said Jay was anxious and wondering why it was taking so long for the police to arrive.

“[Writing was] the only way I could get people to listen to me without wondering what was wrong with my voice,” he told the Times.

While Benjy sat contemplating this creature, and wondering what was to be the end of it all, a bright idea occurred to him.

The latter gentleman was wondering whether he had fallen into a dream that he should wake up from in the morning.

In fact, just then, Bob was wondering what new trick he could teach Squinty the next day.

Alice had been wondering what had detained her so long, and by the time she arrived had become very much alarmed.

I hung the receiver up again, wondering what business could fetch Jack Bridges round at that time of the evening to see me.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wondering, such as: awestruck, admiring, awed, fascinated, and wonderstruck.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.