from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Reached after or carried out with careful thought; deliberate: my considered opinion; a considered policy involving a measured response to provocations.
  • adj. Highly regarded; esteemed.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of consider.

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  • adj. carefully weighed


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  • There he was a minute or two since, seated by that cannon, apparently an attentive and much edified auditor of a discussion we were holding on the celebrated theory of a certain bishop of your own country; which theory, rightly considered -- mind, I say _rightly considered_ -- neighbor

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  • Gnostic literally means one who knows—but the people who coined the term considered its followers know-it-alls.

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  • They answered some questions in advance via e-mail, including my unusually impolite inquiry about whether the “rustic” of their title could properly be considered a code word for “ugly”.

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  • During the funeral he referred to “diamond merchants” considered a code word for Hasidic Jews [11] [12], for shedding “the blood of innocent babies” leading marchers shouting “No Justice No Peace”.

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  • It was a common term considered non-offensive at thetime.

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  • There’s certainly no question about how much the band believes in this film: when Elektra Records grew concerned over the project’s escalating cost, the label considered turning it into a reality TV show this was back in 2002, when MTV’s The Osbournes was the hottest commodity on television.

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  • Rudge said he was, "flattered to have my name considered," but hasn't been offered anything. - Home Page

  • Patna: His critics mocked him when he promised to establish Ram Rajya - a term considered synonymous with "good governance", coined by the Bharatiya Janata Party - Business News

  • By 'correlation' we mean the idea according to which we only ever have access to the correlation between thinking and being, and never either term considered apart from the other.

    Larval Subjects .

  • Realism is no longer considered a code word for appeasement.

    Foreign Policy


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