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He had uttered his own practical unbelief, however, with considerable accuracy.

A considerable portion of the land hereabouts is cultivated.

His father and mother were in considerable perplexity about him.

She had, in fact, graduated from a girls' school of considerable repute.

The bench was of considerable width--probably a mile at this point.

The two brigs had gone, but there was still a considerable French force in port.

Mr. and Mrs. Beaufort became persons of considerable importance.

Wheatstone and he obtained a considerable sum for the use of their apparatus.

The blow had taken a considerable part of his remaining strength.

But don't you think it is of considerable importance to my wife?

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "capable of being considered," from Medieval Latin considerabilis "worthy to be considered," from Latin considerare (see consider). Meaning "pretty large" is from 1640s (implied in considerably).

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