• WordNet 3.6
    • adj pondering deeply or seriously thoughtful; "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pondering Deliberating.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When in charge ponder. When in trouble delegate. When in doubt mumble.”
  • C. Neil Strait
    C. Neil Strait
    “Life lived amidst tension and busyness needs leisure. Leisure that recreates and renews. Leisure should be a time to think new thoughts, not ponder old ills.”


In literature:

Then why not, in the name of common sense, cease to ponder such follies, and get on with the work which waited for him?
"The Emancipated" by George Gissing
Alone except for the baby, in the freezing, silent cold of the city, she had pondered, planned, and fretted for day after weary day.
"Martie the Unconquered" by Kathleen Norris
Lilly watched and pondered.
"Aaron's Rod" by D. H. Lawrence
He seemed pondering and thick and slow.
"The Border Legion" by Zane Grey
She did not reply immediately, but seemed pondering.
"The Hand But Not the Heart" by T. S. Arthur
Neale pondered a moment, perplexed, and grateful to his comrade.
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
Then, turning on his lights, he moved ponderously and jauntily to his wife's door and knocked discreetly.
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
When not at work he was studying some part of the ponderous machinery about him, as if anxious to learn all there was to be known about it.
"Jack North's Treasure Hunt" by Roy Rockwood
He pondered over it in the schoolroom; he pondered over it when he went to bed.
"Heart and Science" by Wilkie Collins
But the stories once heard had struck deep into the lad's quick and pondering mind.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward

In poetry:

CLARIN. Livia, while my master yonder,
Like a living skeleton,
Life and motion being gone,
On his luckless love doth ponder,
Give me an embrace.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
I live not on the circling air,
Live not by daily food;
I live not even by thinkings fair,
I hold my very being there
Where God is pondering good.
"Sunday" by George MacDonald

Bird of Morn ! now blithe ascending,
With the breeze thy wild-note blending ;
Bird ! I long with thee to wander,
High in air to gaze, and ponder.
"Lines Written On Seeing Lark" by Laura Sophia Temple
Saw ponderous limbs far-veined with gold
Pulse fiery life o'er wood and plain,
While scattered, fell from monstrous palms
The largess of the rain;
"Clouds" by Madison Julius Cawein
``Withal, the peaceful mountains may
'Twixt doubt and yearning end the strife:
So ponder, though you cannot pray,
And think some meaning into life:
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
But the swimmer's soul is a thing possessed,
His soul is naked as his breast,
Remembers not its east and west,
And ponders this way, I have guessed:
"The Swimmer" by John Crowe Ransom

In news:

In a rare Q&A with reporters, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke ponders a question from National Press Club president Mark Hamrick.
Ponderous 'Cyrano de Bergerac' misses mark.
City, county and harbor officials ponder next move.
Right, ponders Aquila 's remarks.
Republican Hopefuls Ponder a 'Tech Gap'.
Stephen Ponder has had type 1 diabetes since 1966.
Beal ponders his early struggles.
Blues guitarist Little Freddie King and his drummer/manager, "Wack-O" Wade Wright, stood outside the Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral Home in Treme on Thursday afternoon, pondering the scene inside for "Uncle" Lionel Batiste 's wake.
Vikings GM has '100 percent belief ' in QB Ponder.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov 11, 2012, in Minneapolis.
Ponderous 'Cyrano de Bergerac ' misses mark.
Ponderous 'Cyrano de Bergerac' misses mark.
Single ladies, fake gurus, ponderous authors, and more: new flicks.
Christopher Nolan's ponderous , pontifical action movies are written less as screenplays than as operator's manuals, guiding an audience through assembling their important themes while scrupulously making sure you don't miss a thing.
'Golf in the Kingdom' review: Ponderous mysticism.

In science:

It is interesting to ponder on what the best next direction may be.
Conference Summary
Both result from an integral over the whole atmosphere, but the isoplanatic angle is more sensitive to high turbulent layers (ponderation by h5/3 in the integral de finition of θ0 (Ziad et al. 2000)).
Site testing in summer at Dome C, Antarctica
Lets ponder upon the issue of constancy of the angular velocity.
Effects of non-denumerable fixed points in finite dynamical systems
We remark that these results as to the mass are also valid for ponderable material points, because a ponderable material point can be made into an electron (in our sense of the word) by the addition of an electric charge no matter how smal l.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
We may safely assume that pondering the implications of complementarity in the photon-box case has played a pivotal role in Einstein’s dissatisfaction with quantum mechanics.
Complementarity in the Bohr-Einstein Photon Box