Secretary of State John Kerry pondering U.S. push for independence of South South Sudan and South South South Sudan.
After pondering it more, she said, “I made a commitment to Michele, so I would have to stay with her.”
And some reports even have him pondering a run for Governor of California.
early 14c., "to estimate the worth of, to appraise," from Old French ponderer "to weigh, poise" (14c., Modern French pondérer) and directly from Latin ponderare "ponder, consider, reflect," literally "to weigh," from pondus (genitive ponderis) "weigh" (see pound (n.1)). Meaning "to weigh a matter mentally" is attested from late 14c. Related: Pondered; pondering; ponderation.