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See also: considérable
- Significant; worth considering.
I've spent a considerable amount of time on this.
- Large in amount.
1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand. We spent consider'ble money getting 'em reset, and then a swordfish got into the pound and tore the nets all to slathers, right in the middle of the squiteague season.
1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, in The China Governess:
- When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. He had him gripped firmly by the arm, since he felt it was not safe to let him loose, and he had no immediate idea what to do with him.
large in amount
Most common English words before 1923: fight · agree · sit · #766: considerable · private · dinner · command
- Rhymes: -aβle
considerable m, f (masculine and feminine plural considerables)
- considerable (large, substantial)
- El mes de febrer de 1888, doncs, Eduard Toda ja ha reunit un fons bibliogràfic de valor considerable.
considerable m, f (plural considerables)