v. weigh; weigh in the mind; view with deliberation; examine carefully; consider attentively
v. to think deeply and thoroughly
I ponder for some minutes before giving the answer.
The last of the Doolittle Raiders, all in their 90's, offered a final toast Saturday to their fallen comrades, as they pondered their place in history after a day of fanfare about their 1942 attack on Japan.
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Long did our hero ponder the scheme; until at length the slumber which had, these four hours past, been holding the rest of the household in its embraces enfolded also Chichikov, and he sank into oblivion.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Seated with folded arms in a corner of the carriage, he continued to ponder over the singular history he had so lately listened to, and to ask himself an interminable number of questions touching its various circumstances without, however, arriving at a satisfactory reply to any of them.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
The elder Mohican heard with deep gravity, and appeared to ponder on his words, as though he felt the importance of their import.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
Haley therefore slowly and discontentedly returned to the little tavern, to ponder further what was to be done.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context
The singular incident made, as you may think, the deepest impression upon me, and I pondered over it and turned it every way in my mind without being able to make anything of it.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Catching sight of Kitty going away, and her mother meeting her at the steps, Levin, flushed from his rapid exercise, stood still and pondered a minute.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Alexey Alexandrovitch pondered, and Stepan Arkadyevitch looked at him sympathetically, without interrupting his silence.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context