con·​sid·​ered | \ kən-ˈsi-dərd How to pronounce considered (audio) \

Definition of considered

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

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Examples of considered in a Sentence

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 Odom considered hospitality as his next jump, an industry with a customer-service appeal not dissimilar to acting. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, "Leslie Odom Jr. Finds His Power," 24 Feb. 2021 Now, new policies and protocols—not to mention a more considered, conscientious traveling public—made for a downright pleasant trip. Corina Quinn, Condé Nast Traveler, "My First Pandemic Flight Was Much Less Stressful Than I Anticipated," 27 Oct. 2020 Scientists have so far considered two primary routes for transmitting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus): contact with an object that has the virus on it, or inhalation of micro-droplets emitted through sneezes and coughs. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Could You Spread COVID-19 Just by Talking?," 5 Apr. 2020 At least eight states – from New Jersey to Illinois to California – are considered sanctuary states, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors restricting immigration. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, "Trump admin ramps up pressure on sanctuary communities, AG touts new legal challenges," 10 Feb. 2020 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

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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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1 Mar 2021

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“Considered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of considered

formal : resulting from careful thought

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