from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. heaviness
- n. mental weighing; deliberation; pondering
- n. physical weighing or balancing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of weighing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. . The act of weighing.
- n. Weight.
- n. Something that has weight; a consideration.
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But sleep and ponderation two things that the corporate-stoked 24 hour news cycle has sought to eliminate with as much zeal as the Right's drive to eliminate granny's safety net has tempered my frustration.
And without history, without humility, without ponderation, we become nothing but (with apologies to John Steinbeck) hate covered with skin.
Although their bulk be disproportionable to their weight, when the heavy principle of salt is fired out, and the earth almost only remaineth; observable in sallow, which makes more ashes than oak, and discovers the common fraud of selling ashes by measure, and not by ponderation.
Roland had no idea if he had understood or not, but wasting time in ponderation would not help matters.
In Paris even, L'Illustration did him the compliment of comparing him with Joffre with whom he had much in common: la ponderation, le sangfroid imperturable, le bon sens, la volonte tenace, et aussi la meme bonhomie ironiques le meme equilibre intellectual et physique, le meme appetit robuste, et jusqu'a la meme faculte de recuperation nerveuse par le sommeil.
Thus the moments of inspiration and of ponderation are both necessary to art.
Thoughts and images are alike essential to art, and to both is necessary ponderation, reflexion, measure, and unity, because otherwise every image would be confused with every other image.
Oh, my sistahs, stan up to me like a man while I onrabble de grate ponderation o 'de fuss trial whichn it ebba sence mek de en o' a corn row on a summa day dis bout as long for ona as spang fum Yemassee plum to Coosawhetchie.
The Anderson Surpriser. Written after He Was Seventy-Five Years of Age. The Author Was Born in Liberty County, Ga., on the 22d Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord, 1819, and United with the Methodist Episcopal Church in the Year 1839. This Book Contains an Account of His Florida and Northern Trip, Written by Himself, Giving Much Valuable Information of the People Among Whom He Had Been Several Months
As a matter of fact, had they been dressed in less warlike garb and deprived of their swords and jack-boots, they would have passed as particularly mild-mannered men, for their conversation ran in the learned channels, and they discussed Boyle's researches in chemistry and the ponderation of air with much gravity and show of knowledge.
At first sight the design seems less symmetrical and formal than the others, with a lyrical freedom befitting the subject, but in reality it is no less perfect in its ponderation.