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Apart from the potted history, the programme also ponders the reasons for their success. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They pondered the question :'What if food had feelings? The Sun (2016)The mother needs to ponder these questions and think hard about what the answers might be. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He may also be pondering moving overseas or buying rivals. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The final episode of the series sees them ponder their futures. The Sun (2015)She says she ponders carefully what she lends her name to. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His death nearly nine years ago made me ponder the question still further. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He also had to ponder the intricacies of torpedoes. ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)He is still pondering ways to conjure up the money. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is a question most parents ponder but rarely consider seriously. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But there are still issues worth pondering. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Did nobody stop to ponder three obvious questions to put this claim in context? Times, Sunday Times (2014)But he is still pondering his two wingers and main frontman. The Sun (2012)The text as a whole has a power we may miss when pondering just particular passages or sections. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Only unemployed people with a long record of previous hard work will be allowed time to ponder future job offers. The Sun (2011)We may ponder these things, and we should. Christianity Today (2000)We don't advise you pondering it too carefully at home. The Sun (2012)But injury, poor form and a managerial change have left him pondering his future. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is a question that China itself is also beginning to ponder. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He also ponders how we will remember the dead over the next 100 years. Times, Sunday Times (2014)While some players may ponder long and hard, others see the voting process as a bit of a joke. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Social historians of the future will probably ponder the issues raised in the belief that light will be thrown on the most vital concerns of our age. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yet this play goes beyond the personal, helping us all to ponder how science may change our lives and choices in the future. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We may ponder the significance of all this, but we will probably go home remembering the ingeniously happy innocence of those dancing plastic bags. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: ponder VERB
If you ponder something, you think about it carefully.
I found myself constantly pondering this question.
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