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  • v. Present participle of ponder.
  • n. Ruminations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Deliberating.

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  • adj. deeply or seriously thoughtful


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  • February 12th, 2009 at 2: 06 pm cube, if any pondering is going on on your first question, that hypothetical economist is incompetent because ANY government spending is a stimulus.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Trouble With Economics

  • The future of the LCS is not in pondering value to the "poor and ignorant" Mexican community.

    The Lake Chapala Society

  • Helsinki artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen founded the project in 2005, after pondering the Finnish wordvalituskuro, which refers to people complaining in packs.

    Another Kind of Choir

  • I closed my eyes and sat for just a moment longer, pondering, which is what I do instead of thinking when I am very tired.


  • There's a difference between "pondering" the political effects of another terrorist attack and positing what those effects would be, re-enforcing Republican frames on the issue, and then attempting to exploit it for political points.

    NY Post: Hillary Says Terror Attack Would Boost GOP

  • Any day now, the voters are set to start "pondering" just how bad Bill was and how outraged they are about it.

    Horses Mouth September 6, 2007 10:43 AM

  • The only people "pondering" this question right now are pundits like you.

    Horses Mouth September 6, 2007 10:43 AM

  • (Although one will be left pondering which is cause and which is effect.)

    Everything Bad's Not Bad

  • "freshness of the early world" is still upon them; neither they nor their contemporaries were born to the task of weighing and pondering, which is the birthright of the critic.

    English literary criticism

  • Although of course they had to rely on some external circumstance such as pondering to a certain extent the correct understanding concerning the apprehension of true, inherent existence, they relied primarily on internal methods.

    The Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra ��� Session Four


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  • "I can offer you this gold wedding band as collateral", Tom said to the pawnbroker, pondering his options.

    October 30, 2007