PONDEROUS's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of ponderous
Definition:
a. slow and laborious because of weight; labored and dull
Example:
His humor lacked the light touch; his jokes were always ponderous.
Sentence in Classic:
Then Sherlock Holmes pulled down from the shelf one of the ponderous commonplace books in which he placed his cuttings.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
We had sprung to our feet, and for a few moments we stared in silent amazement at this ponderous piece of wreckage, which told of some sudden and fatal storm far out on the ocean of life.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He had scarcely read this note, and frowned at its contents, when he heard below the ponderous tramp of the servants, carrying something heavy.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
At this point I must reluctantly deviate to say that men of weight and high office are always a trifle ponderous when conversing with ladies.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
After a pause of a moment, he proceeded, in his stately way, to the door, drew back the ponderous bolts, unhooked the heavy chains, and began to draw it open.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
The very horse he backs, could not have carried the ponderous weight of King Richard through a single course.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
But it came with a strange slow thrust of peace, the dark thrust of peace and a ponderous, primordial tenderness, such as made the world in the beginning.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
Clouds hewn of ponderous timber weighing down on the earth; an irresolute dropping of snow specks upon the trampled wastes.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still for ever centrally disport in mute calm; and while ponderous planets of unwaning woe revolve round me, deep down and deep inland there I still bathe me in eternal mildness of joy.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
First Lagus meets him, drawn thither by malign destiny; him, as he tugs at a ponderous stone, hurling his spear where the spine ran dissevering the ribs, he pierces and wrenches out the spear where it stuck fast in the bone.
The Aeneid By Virgil Context
There was sudden change from the ponderous infantry of theory to the light and speedy infantry of practice.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context