verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of ponder
OTHER WORDS FROM ponderpon·der·er, nounre·pon·der, verb (used without object)un·pon·dered, adjectivewell-pondered, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for ponder
Like the greats in the cyberpunk genre, “Cyberpunk 2077” asks what it means to be human and ponders the effects of a society run by mega corporations that have far too much control.‘Cyberpunk 2077’ is a thrill ride through an ugly, unexamined world|Elise Favis|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
Like Warhol, Christenberry pondered consumer products, although with an emphasis on regional brands.In the galleries: Perspectives on blending culture and identity|Mark Jenkins|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
For Harden, there is no success greater than thriving while everyone else ponders the legality of his prosperity.James Harden has confused player empowerment with self-sabotage|Jerry Brewer|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
It would be difficult under such circumstances to fairly judge how much progress there has been toward James’s objective, but she apparently had pondered that, too, when she set it.
Coach Ken Niumatalolo also was pondering a quarterback change after senior Dalen Morris and the rest of the offense struggled.Navy is back in action at last but sputters to a 10-7 loss to Memphis|Kareem Copeland|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
Strange as it may seem, I first pondered this question in the airport concourse at Seattle.
The deep truths resonated within my heart and soul, illuminating questions I had pondered over the years.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brother Patrick became weaker and weaker and others stop coming around as they pondered over their own status.
Hell, James left the entire league in a holding pattern whilst he pondered his future, Hamlet-like.LeBron James Returns to Cleveland: How 'The Decision 2.0' Happened|Robert Silverman|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Talmudic sages for generations have pondered this profound question.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, looking back over the circumstance, I think that answer might well be pondered by young men.Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie|Andrew Carnegie
The more I pondered over the problem the more hopeless did it seem.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales|Arthur Conan Doyle
The more he pondered the matter, the more likely did it seem to him that his first conclusion was the true one.The Last Penny and Other Stories|T. S. Arthur
Many are the hours in which I have pondered upon the story that is set forth in the following pages.The House on the Borderland|William Hope Hodgson
I wandered into the governor's beautiful garden, and, pacing up and down, pondered what the lively Lucetta had said.Humphrey Bold|Herbert Strang