One does have to wonder, of course, if Jindal and Haley would do as well had they not both been converts to Christianity.
First we laugh, then we begin to wonder why the man was so distracted that he didn't notice he'd taken the doorknob with him.
In an age that was all about “sell, sell, sell,” it is no wonder that it had become increasingly acceptable to sell oneself.
But I wonder if the housing boom might not be getting ready for a little setback.
We wonder if this stop, or this cop, is the one that will alter our life path irrevocably.
Do you wonder if I'm not in a mood for saying dainty things?
The Indians gathered about in wonder as Jim knelt beside his friend.
No wonder these wanderers felt that angels had screened them on their way.
"I wonder if that was what he was trying to tell me when he was killed," said Jim.
"I wonder if you'll get anything this Christmas," she remarked.
Old English wundor "marvelous thing, marvel, the object of astonishment," from Proto-Germanic *wundran (cf. Old Saxon wundar, Middle Dutch, Dutch wonder, Old High German wuntar, German wunder, Old Norse undr), of unknown origin. In Middle English it also came to mean the emotion associated with such a sight (late 13c.). The verb is from Old English wundrian. Used colloquially in Pennsylvania German areas in some transitive senses (It wonders me that ... for "I wonder why ..."); this was common in Middle English and as late as Tindale (1533), and a correspondent reports the usage also yet survives in Yorkshire/Lincolnshire. Related: Wondered, wondering, wonders.