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
How to use ponder in a sentence
Ilya Samsonov, who shares a page with fellow goalie and offseason acquisition Henrik Lundqvist, is pictured fishing — and possibly pondering the meaning of life — near his home in Virginia.Capitals’ 2021 calendar features relatable theme, with players at home during pandemic|Scott Allen|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
The NBA pondered that approach, but it wasn’t a television ratings hit to stage a summer playoff that spilled into the start of the NFL season.Sports were a distraction from the pandemic. Now they’re being battered by it.|Jerry Brewer|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Inspired by life in semi-lockdown, the artist’s recent work ponders — and transforms — the mundane and the domestic.In the galleries: Referencing the revered Washington colorists and beyond|Mark Jenkins|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
The nation’s collective November malaise has caused many to ponder whether there’s a better way to do this thing.Colorado joins 15 states in favor of popular vote in presidential elections|Nicole Goodkind|November 5, 2020|Fortune
In the past several months, selective K-12 schools across the country have begun pondering how to improve diversity, stirring controversy and strong feelings among residents.Fairfax families sue over changes to Thomas Jefferson High’s admissions|Hannah Natanson|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
The air is thick with a certain pondering about the damage it could cause should it reach here.
He prefers to create and leave the pondering for others to do.
Before tackling that question, it's worth pondering what kind of show Mad Men actually is.Mad Men’s Dramatic Déjà Vu: ‘Time Zones’ Feels Redundant|Andrew Romano|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
After pondering over Mr. Blackbird's speech for a few moments he raised his head.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
On this balcony, which stretched along the whole range of first-floor bedrooms, he stood for a while, pondering deeply.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Tessa arranged her papers thoughtfully; she was pondering Grace Geers name for Mr. Towne.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
Etheldred awoke long before time for getting up, and lay pondering over her visions.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
While they were pondering over the matter, a company of ministers came to the place to hold another series of meetings.The value of a praying mother|Isabel C. Byrum