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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSIDERING

I am considering them apart, and confining myself wholly to the words of the song.

It is time now, I think, to test my theory by considering the converse of it.

Sidney's heart, considering what was happening to it, behaved very well.

Still, considering what she might have printed, she was really quite decent about it.

As for ourselves, we had a comfortable berth, considering the manner in which we had got into it.

Considering we were all captains, this was doing pretty well.

It was short enough and sensible enough, considering that it was a speech at all, and hearty.

Considering the differences and distances betwixt us, more so.

Aunt Jamsiah paused a moment, considering; then she went straight to the point.

But these miscellaneous and figurative forces are not what we are considering.

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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