verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of ponder
Related formspon·der·er, nounre·pon·der, verb (used without object)un·pon·dered, adjectivewell-pon·dered, adjective
Examples from the Web for pondering
He prefers to create and leave the pondering for others to do.
That evening I took my usual walk in Washington Park, pondering over the occurrences of the day.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Secretary of State John Kerry pondering U.S. push for independence of South South Sudan and South South South Sudan.P.J. O’Rourke on Foreign Policy and France, Hold the Swiss|P. J. O’Rourke|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These oddball questions will have you pondering life, luck, and pizza delivery men.Can You Answer These 10 Oddball Job Interview Questions Asked at America’s Top Tech Companies?|Brian Ries|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I sat on the steps leading to Damascus gate which leads to the Muslim Quarter pondering the events I had just missed.
Night and day he had been examining evidence, pondering the difficulties to be overcome, and the chances of success.
This, after some pondering, I concluded to represent Pygmalion, as he awaited the quickening of his statue.Phantastes|George MacDonald
His imaginary world was peopled by women with pale faces and luxuriant auburn hair, pondering upon the mysteries of the universe.The Book of Art for Young People|Agnes Conway
Then, pondering, take thou home this rhyme— The grave next opened may be thine.Gleanings in Graveyards|Horatio Edward Norfolk
After a time he grew quiet, and going to the window, seemed to be pondering some plan.