verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM ponderpon·der·er, nounre·pon·der, verb (used without object)un·pon·dered, adjectivewell-pondered, adjective
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Scientists have pondered how long energy-starved seafloor microbes might survive.Some deep-seafloor microbes still alive after 100 million years!|Carolyn Gramling|September 1, 2020|Science News For Students
The previous week, researchers pondered whether another highly unusual set of circumstances might be in the offing.What’s behind August 2020’s extreme weather? Climate change and bad luck|Carolyn Gramling|August 27, 2020|Science News
Scientists have pondered how long energy-starved microbes might survive within the seafloor.These ancient seafloor microbes woke up after over 100 million years|Carolyn Gramling|July 28, 2020|Science News
Angela and Stephen ponder why we haven’t collectively learned to deal with the stress that comes from uncertainty.
He said he uses the quiet time at night to ponder a move to Puerto Rico or maybe Hawaii.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now that we have gotten over these multifarious horribles, we are obliged to ponder the bigger picture.
Finally, ponder exactly how Maher will make his final choice of congresscritter.Bill Maher’s Plan To Defeat One Lousy Congressman Is Good for (Almost) Everyone|James Poulos|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gone are the working-man dive bars where Joyce would binge drink and ponder his literary hardship.Exploring the Darker Side of James Joyce’s Trieste|Jeff Campagna|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No wonder Kerry said he had a lot to ponder before going to bed.Egypt’s Arab Spring Gives Way To Spring Of The Patriarch|Christopher Dickey|January 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At length he sank unconsciously into a reverie, and began to ponder as to what sort of people wanted these productions?Taras Bulba and Other Tales|Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
There is rather a subtle point in the considerations now brought forward, on which it will be necessary for us to ponder.Time and Tide|Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball
Nay, even the novelist may find it well worth his while to ponder its marvellous details.
Indeed, he had small time to ponder, for his comrade was quickening his steps, and he had to hasten to reach his side.Tom Tufton's Travels|Evelyn Everett-Green
At the first opening of the doors, Graye left the church and wandered away into the fields to ponder on another scheme.Desperate Remedies|Thomas Hardy