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  • n. weight; gravity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Weight; gravity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Weight; gravity.


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Latin ponderans, present participle of ponderare to weigh: compare Old French ponderant of weight.


  • For every semi-enlightened, pop-i-sophical ponderance, there are two or three adolescent toss-offs that reveal the duo's true level of maturity.

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  • And as we go to the break here, we continue our Leap Day political coverage by posing this presidential ponderance.

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  • No, nothing has happened in my life recently to drive me into ponderance, I just happened upon the quote, and the great reminder.

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  • Although she looked good-natured, the size and ponderance of the lady were intimidating.

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  • Let no one be frightened; I have no intention of fulminating against property an irritating philippic; especially as I think that, according to my principles, humanity is never mistaken; that, in establishing itself at first upon the right of property, it only laid down one of the principles of its future organization; and that, the pre-ponderance of property once destroyed, it remains only to reduce this famous antithesis to unity.

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  • It explores a common ponderance (how do snowmen melt and get kind of lumpy over time?) in an unusual, imaginative way.

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  • This week, the ever-deliberative city council pondered the renaming of Cameron Park East, and then punted the issue back to the Parks Commission for further ponderance.

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  • However, it does expose the unfortunate truth that much of the natural science community, like it or not, is fad driven, with funding and publishing only going to the accepted fad, until the ponderance of the evidence begins to build up and the peer-review journals have no choice but to start to accept the dissenting points of view, or loose all real credibility.

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  • If 'The Sparrow Looks Up at the Machine' is less scary - Coyne's vocals tracked into a warmer, cloudlike layer - it doesn't feel cutesy, more out of control, his ponderance

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