considerable

Definitions

  • Considerate Conduct of Scipio Africanus
    Considerate Conduct of Scipio Africanus
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj considerable large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree "a considerable quantity","the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign","went to considerable trouble for us","spent a considerable amount of time on the problem"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Considerable Of importance or value. "In painting, not every action, nor every person, is considerable enough to enter into the cloth.""A considerable sum of money."
    • Considerable Of some distinction; noteworthy; influential; respectable; -- said of persons. "You are, indeed, a very considerable man."
    • Considerable Worthy of consideration; requiring to be observed, borne in mind, or attended to. "It is considerable , that some urns have had inscriptions on them expressing that the lamps were burning.""Eternity is infinitely the most considerable duration."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • considerable That may be considered; that is to be observed, remarked, or attended to.
    • considerable Worthy of consideration; worthy of regard or attention.
    • considerable Of distinction; deserving of notice; important.
    • considerable Of somewhat large amount or extent; of not a little importance from its effects or results; decidedly more than the average: as, a man of considerable influence; a considerable estate.
    • n considerable A thing of importance or interest.
    • n considerable Much; not a little: as, he has done considerable for the community; I found considerable to detain me.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Considerable worthy of being considered: important: more than a little
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Quotations

  • Thomas Troward
    Thomas Troward
    “It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration.”
  • Jane Austen
    Jane%20Austen
    “You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least.”
  • Robert S. Lund
    Robert S. Lund
    “Every person of genius is considerably helped by being dead.”
  • Luis Albert Machado
    Luis Albert Machado
    “The level of the development of a country is determined, in considerable part, by the level of development of its people's intelligence.”
  • William Gilmore Simms
    William Gilmore Simms
    “The only true source of politeness is consideration.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight%20D.%20Eisenhower
    “Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. considérable,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. considerāre, supposed to have been orig. a term of augury—con, and sidus, sideris, a star.

Usage

In literature:

John Harvard of Charleston, who left to it his library, and a considerable sum of money.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
In haemophilic subjects, considerable effusion of blood into a joint may follow the most trivial injury.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The occasional considerable development of the hair is an indication pointing to such an origin.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
This, with, to be sure, considerable modifications, is still, as we shall see, an ambition of the science.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
What was his surprise to find the house was built over the vault of an old church, and that the vault contained considerable treasure.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Now too the relations to the Papal See came again into consideration.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
Everything he had was fine, everything he did was gentle, distinguished, and considerate.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
Considerable advantages result from this position of the copper.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Meanwhile the Turks had a more considerable success to the south.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
They retired in good order, but their losses had been considerable.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
It was made lighter by half, with an effective range of 2,500 meters, considerably less than the standard gun.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
A considerable number were captured; just how many was not revealed.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
These gains were won by the British troops at considerable cost in casualties, while the Germans also lost heavily.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
There has been a considerable revulsion of opinion against unrestricted election of individual subjects.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Positives Which Have Lost Considerable Active Material.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Hygienic considerations sometimes oblige us to perform this operation in others.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
The symptoms generally extend over considerable time but may end in death after 24 hours.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The difficulties which stand in the way of either explanation are easily removed by the following consideration.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
Certain considerations apply to absolute town size apart from the problem of house number.
"The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California" by Sherburne Friend Cook
It would still, however, have been considerably more than a penny.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
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In poetry:

A tall, strapping shot, you, considerate hunter,
Phantom with gun at the flood of my soul,
Do not destroy me now as a traitor,
As fodder for feeling, crumbled up small!
"A tall, strapping shot, you, considerate hunter..." by Boris Pasternak
The Republicans are for gold,
And the nation as it is;
Take this in consideration.
In eighteen seventy-nine
Taxes must be paid in gold,
If Hayes and Wheeler gain election.
"Hurrah for Cooper and Cary" by Julia A Moore
Such wants and wishes now appear'd,
To make them larger Beauty fear'd;
Yet lest her silence might produce
From jealous Sisters more abuse,
Considerately good, she chose,
The emblem of herself,—a Rose.
"Beauty And The Beast" by Charles Lamb
Singing pillow for you, smoothed; smart and ache and anguish smoothed,
By the readiness of feminine invention;
Singing fever's thirst allayed, and the bed you've tumbled made,
With a cheerful and considerate attention.
"Nightingale's Song to the Sick Soldier" by Anonymous British
Who loves people and valiant art, which bores me.
And the tranquil hills, and gin, look like a drag
and somehow a dog
has taken itself and its tail considerably away
into mountains or sea or sky, leaving
behind: me, wag.
"Dream Song 14: Life, friends, is boring" by John Berryman
Since then I don't deny but there's been a word or two;
But we've got our eyes wide open, and know just what to do:
When one speaks cross the other just meets it with a laugh,
And the first one's ready to give up considerable more than half.
"How Betsey And I Made Up" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Special consideration shall be given to contractors utilizing finishers who demonstrate knowledge and skill applicable to quality finishing techniques.
1.1 This guide establishes requirements and considerations for the numerical simulation of nonmodular metallic orthopaedic hip implants using finite element analysis (FEA) techniques.
A whole head of garlic, minced, gives this simple Greek fisherman's stew gutsy flavor, but don't worry—it mellows out considerably while cooking.
Of course, the first consideration should be tomatoes, with two main types necessary for those recipes.
If that figure does not improve considerably in the next two weeks, it would be the lowest level of US satisfaction Gallup has measured at the time of a...
Considerably, this post is really the sweetest on this notable topic.
If you use Wikipedia as an information source, prepare to be in the dark for 24 hours as the hugely popular online encyclopedia plans to take part in a blackout Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress.
Selecting servo or radar flow sensor technology for custody transfer considerations.
Selection considerations for custody transfer applications.
Servo and radar flow sensor installation considerations.
Well, as always, a good place to start is with the legislative proposals that are "prefiled" for consideration in the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly.
A gold-star list, identifying charities we think are worthy of your consideration.
These two species will serve nicely for a consideration of what we call a " genus .".
Of course, what's inappropriate to you and me is considerably different than what's inappropriate to a dog.
After the war, Tex Beneke, under an agreement with the Miller estate, formed a new Glenn Miller Band that enjoyed considerable recording success.
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In science:

At this point, we would like to orient the crossings of the pairing π , by using the considerations from 1.4.1.
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
We will start by making a number of preliminary considerations.
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
The exact consideration of thermodynamics is extended including a random Lorentzian transverse field.
Thermodynamic properties of the periodic nonuniform spin-1/2 isotropic XY chains in a transverse field
Such lattices are excluded from further consideration.
Thermodynamic properties of the periodic nonuniform spin-1/2 isotropic XY chains in a transverse field
Let us start from the case Ω01 = Ω02 = 0, Γ1 = Γ2 = Γ generalizing in such a way the consideration for the zero transverse field by assuming the latter to be random (Lorentzian) with the zero mean value.
Thermodynamic properties of the periodic nonuniform spin-1/2 isotropic XY chains in a transverse field
As a result we have considerable knowledge on what these enigmatic systems are not.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
In this case the true inclination of UGC 12695 may be considerably less than we have assumed, thereby raising the value of ΣC .
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
The Honda-Tate theorem simplifies considerably if one considers only ordinary varieties and ordinary Weil polynomials — see Section 3 of .
On the existence of absolutely simple abelian varieties of a given dimension over an arbitrary field
We start with some general considerations about covering und gluing of modules.
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
The maximum life span is considerably larger for the VB population.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
Despite considerable effort, the generalization of this model to more than two dimensions, which is known as the Eguchi-Kawai model [225], could not be solved analytically [226].
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
If the system under consideration is invariant under time reversal or spin rotation or both, there may be additional symmetries.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
The dispersionless limit of the hierarchies in consideration is examined in section 7.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Non degeneracy of matrix gab (N ) obtained by Dirac reduction on Mr of Poisson structure of generalized integrable hierarchies in consideration is not an obvious fact and needs to be proved.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
This contradicts considerations for random systems that assume well-defined thermodynamic functions and scaling arguments with a single parameter (Lθ ).
Energy landscapes in random systems, driven interfaces and wetting
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