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That being impossible, none other was graceful; hence none other was to be considered.

They considered civilisation a failure because it was killing off all the big game.

There was much gladness between them, but the future had to be considered.

Gave the horses as much as I considered it safe for them to have at one time.

I was much surprised at this, for I considered him the best horse we had.

Considered as a form of self-sacrifice, it was not without its pleasures.

And let it be considered, what misery to me, Madam, if I marry that hated Solmes!

Be it considered, also, that men often overestimate their capacity for evil.

Matter may really be considered as our sensuous misreading of the spiritual.

Matter may therefore be considered as our wrong view of what God sees rightly.

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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