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Definition of considered

1 : matured by extended deliberative thought a considered opinion
2 : viewed with respect or esteem

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It's my considered opinion that she was not guilty of the crime. Their actions were a considered response to the violence.
Recent Examples on the Web His trial was widely publicized and the gruesome details became considered common knowledge. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "The Preppy Murder: The True Story Behind AMC’s 'Death in Central Park' Series," 14 Nov. 2019 This more considered approach in the transfer market could be an attempt to prevent a repeat of some of the disappointing deals Palace have conducted over the past few seasons., "Dougie Freedman Reveals Why Crystal Palace Didn't Reinvest Aaron Wan-Bissaka Cash This Summer," 16 Aug. 2019 The hors d'oeuvres at Maum are always a little funny, though the execution of the components is clearly more considered than just a clever witticism of a snack. Soleil Ho,, "At Maum in Palo Alto, a tasting menu that celebrates Korean American classics," 8 Aug. 2019 The panel said that review of the proposal fairly considered potential environmental and community impacts, as well as the need for electricity reliability. Scott Dance,, "Crane power plant in Baltimore County set to reopen after regulator denies environmentalists’ appeal," 24 July 2019 But those presentations were in a sense too considered and chilly. New York Times, "Next Stop, Fashion Disney," 25 June 2019 Parties to modern excommunication never seem to make considered decisions on the merits for themselves and in consideration of the depth of the relationship, but race blindly to join the stampede. Lionel Shriver, Harper's magazine, "Cruel and Unusual Punishment," 10 Feb. 2019 Still, the legacy of the Korematsu decision figured in opinions in recent appeals court decisions blocking Mr. Trump’s third and most considered travel ban, issued as a presidential proclamation in September. Adam Liptak, New York Times, "Travel Ban Case Is Shadowed by One of Supreme Court’s Darkest Moments," 16 Apr. 2018 In past administrations, a presidential statement would often mark the end of a policy process, the conclusion of a considered study of pros and cons. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "GOP Latches Onto Vague Trump Tax Statement as Campaign Nears End," 23 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of considered

circa 1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of considered was circa 1677

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“Considered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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formal : resulting from careful thought

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