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pon·der·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminativeadjective

    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";

Wiktionary

  1. ponderingnoun

    Ruminations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pondering

    of Ponder

  2. Ponderingadjective

    deliberating

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pondering in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pondering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of pondering in a Sentence

  1. Norman Douglas:

    What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes. Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings-- they are so trite, so threadbare. None the less they embody the concentrated experience of the race, and the man who orders his life according to their teachings cannot be far wrong. Has any man ever attained to inner harmony by pondering the experience of others? Not since the world began! He must pass through fire.

  2. Dominic Ongwen:

    From that moment, I started hearing and reflecting on messages about amnesty ... I kept pondering over it. I slowly started giving up on rebel life.

  3. Harry Reid:

    The one good part about the accident is for the first time in our married life I was forced to do nothing. The first three weeks I couldn't do anything except feel sorry for myself. But I got over that, i wanted to make sure that I could take care of my caucus and so I did some pondering. I'm sure it had some bearing on my not running but it wasn't the decision-maker.

  4. Andray Abrahamian:

    This could give Pyongyang pause if they're pondering a hardline approach for next year that said, they traditionally have pushed back hard against supposed Chinese leverage, aware that China is willing to punish North Korea, but not to the point that it causes real instability.

  5. Emanuele Rigamonti:

    Today the European markets opened on a softer note, possibly pondering the alternative scenario of less market friendliness by the Fed, along with some profit taking on recent strength.

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