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.
These oddball questions will have you pondering life, luck, and pizza delivery men.
He prefers to create and leave the pondering for others to do.
Rode around the old familiar spots, viewing and pondering and dwelling long upon them, every-thing coming back to me.
She was only seven, but she grew quite skilful in pondering.
Oswald asks many questions as to matters that have puzzled his mind while pondering over this tangled web.
He seemed to be thinking and to be pondering some grave problem.
pondering what lie I could tell him, and how, an irresistible impulse seized me.
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.