pondering


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pon·der

 (pŏn′dər)
v. pon·dered, pon·der·ing, pon·ders
v.tr.
To think about (something) with thoroughness and care.
v.intr.
To reflect or consider with thoroughness and care.

[Middle English ponderen, from Old French ponderer, from Latin ponderāre, from pondus, ponder-, weight; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pondering - deeply or seriously thoughtful; "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man";
thoughtful - exhibiting or characterized by careful thought; "a thoughtful paper"
Translations

pondering

adj, ponderingly
References in classic literature ?
But Jo had made up her mind, and after pondering over a project for some days, she confided it to her mother.
There is no steady unretracing progress in this life; we do not advance through fixed gradations, and at the last one pause: --through infancy's unconscious spell, boyhood's thoughtless faith, adolescence' doubt (the common doom), then scepticism, then disbelief, resting at last in manhood's pondering repose of If.
Children do not usually generalize; but Eva was an uncommonly mature child, and the things that she had witnessed of the evils of the system under which they were living had fallen, one by one, into the depths of her thoughtful, pondering heart.
I slowly paced the floor, pondering scientific problems, and heard this conversation:
She was pondering, in the meanwhile, upon the possibility, without seeming very rude, of making her escape from Jane Fairfax's letter, and had almost resolved on hurrying away directly under some slight excuse, when Miss Bates turned to her again and seized her attention.
I was still pondering the signification of "Institution," and endeavouring to make out a connection between the first words and the verse of Scripture, when the sound of a cough close behind me made me turn my head.
I could not hinder myself from pondering on the question - 'Had he had fair play?
The spectators saw in the two figures, a young lady of little more than twenty, and a gentleman who was evidently her father; a man of a very remarkable appearance in respect of the absolute whiteness of his hair, and a certain indescribable intensity of face: not of an active kind, but pondering and self-communing.
Pondering on what the Ghost had said, he did so now, but without lifting up his eyes, or getting off his knees.
He seemed to find an immense fund of reflection in this circumstance, and sat pondering and inwardly whistling for some time.
He turned it about in his mouth much longer than usual, pondering over it a good deal, and after all gulped it down like a pill.
Thus Baleka spoke and she was gone, leaving me pondering, for her words were heavy with wisdom.