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n. Pseudophilosophical guff memetically spread by the tumblr blog "The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows". No academic grounding whatsoever, can be figured out through common sense.
I just had a sonder.

A what? Stop talking shit!
by Ma1nFr4me May 28, 2013
 
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Briefly, "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Originally from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which has a lot more beautiful neologism definitions like this you might enjoy.
I felt deep sonder thinking about the all the people who looked up this word along with me.
by rednos January 10, 2013
 
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The realization that everyone around you has a life outside of yours, complete with their own thoughts, feelings, and emotions. You could potentially be just a passing figure on the street to them.
Sam and I were sondering down the street one day.
by shrek's Wife November 20, 2012