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

  • prep. In view of; taking into consideration: You managed the project well, considering your inexperience. See Usage Note at participle.
  • adv. Informal All things considered: We had a good trip, considering.

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  • v. Present participle of consider.


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  • Now, it seems clear that, since believing and considering have different effects if one produces bodily movements while the other does not, there must be some intrinsic difference between believing and considering*; for if they were precisely similar, their effects also would be precisely similar.

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  • Not saying it was his fault he was captured, but he sure has an odd way of using the term considering his own history.

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  • In my mind it would be hard to not give GT a share of the title considering that they were undefeated and against a mutual top 5 opponent (NU) - they won in a more convincing fashion.

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  • The term 'Violence' may not be deserved in the title considering the number of people affected and the conditions they find themselves in, without food or water, and the actual incidence of said violence which is not restated as being high.

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  • They decided to consider the scope for which the term considering the use of the term in invoices, press releases and in advertising as compared to the use in a meta tag.

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  • The first pet I can remember was my Bunny “Hasi” not the most inventive name considering that “Hase” is the German word for rabbit.

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  • (I don't blame you if you object to this term considering we are still 44\% below the ultimate high in October 2007.) Home Page

  • "Slants" is probably too nice of a term considering how obvious they make it that they are a part of the Republican Machine.

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  • What I’m interested in considering is whether or not snark, or invective, or insult, is ever justified … perhaps it is, after adequate thought has been expended … and put into a critique … and where those critiqued deserve chastisement … over and above cold logic.

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  • The ruling is sure to be closely studied by personnel departments and their lawyers for indications of how far employers can go, and under what circumstances, in considering race in decisions on hiring and promotion.

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