Many people are wondering what it is about Friends that has made its 20th anniversary such an event this past week.
You may be wondering what work of monumental consequence is contained within these gilded pages.
wondering Dear wondering: The baby was on time, the wedding was late.
For weeks Ukrainians have been wondering how far the Kremlin will go and how they should prepare.
The folks who live in between are still recovering from the storm and wondering how they will ever pay for flood insurance.
"I don't know," I left Anthony to answer; wondering what he would say.
So he induced these men to talk to him and listened, wondering at the deeps he touched.
She was no more than wondering gently if there were any attractions at all about the life.
"I am no lawyer, not even a sea-lawyer," I answered, wondering what he was driving at.
God bless me, said she, with wondering eyes, more policemen!
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.