from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To consider again, especially with intent to alter or modify a previous decision.
- transitive v. To take up for reconsideration, as a matter previously acted on by a legislature.
- intransitive v. To consider again, often with alteration or modification in mind.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To consider a matter thought already to have been decided.
- v. In parliamentary procedure, a motion to bring back for further debate and a revote a motion that has already been passed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To consider again.
- transitive v. To take up for renewed consideration, as a motion or a vote which has been previously acted upon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To consider again; turn over in the mind again; review.
- In parliamentary language, to take into consideration a second time, generally with the view of rescinding or of amending: as, to reconsider a motion in a legislative body; to reconsider a vote.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
- v. consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing
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We saw that they admitted in that letter (see page 16 of the Parliamentary Papers on Cholera) the limited nature of the proofs upon which their opinion was formed; but I had not the reasons which I supposed I had for concluding, that because they used the words "ready to reconsider," in their communication of the 18th of same month to the Council, they intended to _reconsider_ the whole question.
Letters on the Cholera Morbus. Containing ample evidence that this disease, under whatever name known, cannot be transmitted from the persons of those labouring under it to other individuals, by contact—through the medium of inanimate substances—or through the medium of the atmosphere; and that all restrictions, by cordons and quarantine regulations, are, as far as regards this disease, not merely useless, but highly injurious to the community.
In addition, Deleuze's theory of "affect" helps us to reconsider from a post-phenomenological perspective what it might mean for a poem to represent the
People criticize Bush for putting other people's children in harm's way without having to risk his own, but the real problem isn't that Jenna and Barb aren't Marines, it's that Bush seems so weirdly oblivious to the disaster he's created in Iraq that the ONLY way he'd reconsider is if his children were there.
Asking him to "reconsider" -- implying that he had made a mistake -- is asking for trouble.
At its basis, the novel wants to reach into the reader’s mindset and give it a good yank in a different direction; what it asks us to reconsider is the emotionally fraught distinction between the concepts of selfishness and selflessness, and it dares to suggest that we have willfully misunderstood them.
Perhaps the way to get them to reconsider is to call the industry's bluff.
The court order stays closing of the transaction until Jan. 6, when another hearing will be held to determine whether a stay will be granted until Jan. 14, the date on which ALL Fuels 'motion to reconsider is to be heard.
"It has the potential to be groundbreaking," Mr. Feldman said. spokesman said JMU would ask the court to "reconsider" the decision.
I merely said that, among other explanations, the use of sewage sludge was a potential cause of the reported lead contamination, and given the latest understanding we have of lead, the Obamas should "reconsider" the status quo at their garden.
Last week, some members of Congress sent President Obama a letter that urged him to "reconsider" his order deploying 17,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan.