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And she was disappointed that he only promised to consider the matter and let her hear from him.

In view of the violence you made use of, I consider that you owe my son an apology.

It was for them to consider how far they were justified in complying with his request.

To consider these evils, to find their remedy, is the most sore necessity of our times.

Andy sat down again, and began to consider his hands once more.

The question which you have to consider is whether this war is just or unjust.

I lay down my pen here, that you may consider of it a little, if you please.

Mr. Maguire moved that the House consider the condition of Ireland.

How the teams were to accomplish this, it was painful to consider.

For the purposes of this book we may consider Richmond as the gateway of the dale country.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French considerer (13c.) "reflect on, consider, study," from Latin considerare "to look at closely, observe," perhaps literally "to observe the stars," from com- "with" (see com-) + sidus (genitive sideris) "constellation" (see sidereal).

Perhaps a metaphor from navigation, but more likely reflecting Roman obsession with divination by astrology. Tucker doubts the connection with sidus, however, because it is "quite inapplicable to desiderare," and suggests derivation instead from the PIE root of English side meaning "stretch, extend," and a sense for the full word of "survey on all sides" or "dwell long upon." Related: Considered; considering.

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