After pondering it more, she said, “I made a commitment to Michele, so I would have to stay with her.”
Secretary of State John Kerry pondering U.S. push for independence of South South Sudan and South South South Sudan.
He spent two weeks pondering whether to take it public, thinking through the moral and legal consequences, whatever they were.
And some reports even have him pondering a run for Governor of California.
When he wrote “This is the Question,” a set of notes he drafted between 1837 and 1838, he was not pondering finches.
Rode around the old familiar spots, viewing and pondering and dwelling long upon them, every-thing coming back to me.
He sat on for long, through the September evening, pondering, wrestling.
Oswald asks many questions as to matters that have puzzled his mind while pondering over this tangled web.
"Aunt Elkins might think she could make a home with us," said the cap'n, pondering.
pondering what lie I could tell him, and how, an irresistible impulse seized me.
early 14c., "to estimate the worth of, to appraise," from Old French ponderer "to weigh, poise" (14c., Modern French pondérer) and directly from Latin ponderare "ponder, consider, reflect," literally "to weigh," from pondus (genitive ponderis) "weigh" (see pound (n.1)). Meaning "to weigh a matter mentally" is attested from late 14c. Related: Pondered; pondering; ponderation.