ponderously

All Adverb
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  • I could see her jumping -- no, moving ponderously -- towards the wrong conclusion. Cited from Punch, Vol. 159, November 24, 1920, ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • We greet each other, and we talk as he shakes me slowly and ponderously by the hand. Cited from Look Back on Happiness, by Knut Hamsun
  • I sighed ponderously, and fell silent as I watched them ride away. Cited from The Strolling Saint, by Rafael Sabatini
  • So Philip went ponderously away and left Charles to cool his heels and wait. Cited from The Truce of God, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The estate agent arose slowly and ponderously, drawing his shawl about him. Cited from Scarhaven Keep, by J. S. Fletcher
  • He knocked out his pipe at last, and walked slowly and ponderously upstairs. Cited from A Master Of Craft, by W. W. Jacobs
  • Already she was leaning partially forward, ponderously, as about to resume her journey toward the school house. Cited from The Sagebrusher, by Emerson Hough
  • Steinmetz rose somewhat ponderously and stood looking down at her. Cited from The Sowers, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • Polozov got up, and rolling ponderously, went out by the same door. Cited from The Torrents of Spring, by Ivan Turgenev
  • Mr. Jackson rose ponderously from the table, and began to look into the cupboards. Cited from The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse, by Beatrix Potter
  • This theory is felt to be so ponderously complex and difficult that it has met with no general acceptance among physiologists. Cited from Darwinism (1889), by Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Olson snapped his note-book shut and looked at them very ponderously. Cited from This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Black Doctor rose ponderously to his feet. Cited from Star Surgeon, by Alan Nourse
  • Heavily armored and nearly impervious to attack, his bulk also makes him ponderously slow.
  • Policeman Donahue turned himself about ponderously, his florid face full of good-nature. Cited from Whirligigs, by O. Henry
  • He stepped ponderously down from the piazza and turned his broad back on the row of excited faces. Cited from Alabaster Box, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  • She shifted her weight ponderously as she wiped first one earth-crusted shoe and then the other. Cited from Cheerful--By Request, by Edna Ferber
  • Since half-past three their big car had been ponderously picking its way over an old logging-road not designed for six-cylinder automobiles. Cited from Pollyanna Grows Up, by Eleanor H. Porter
  • And having nodded his head ponderously several times, he turned and went ponderously along the passage and down the stair. Cited from The Broad Highway, by Jeffery Farnol
  • The green and red rock wall sheered ponderously near. Cited from The Call of the Canyon, by Zane Grey
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How ponderously gets used

Meaning of ponderously

  • adverb In an uninterestingly ponderous manner
    the play was staged with ponderously realistic sets
  • adverb In a heavy ponderous manner
    he moves ponderously