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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Considerable  \Con*sid"er*a*ble\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  consid['e]rable.] 
  1.  Worthy  of  consideration,  borne  in  mind,  or  attended  to 
 
  It  is  considerable,  that  some  urns  have  had 
  inscriptions  on  them  expressing  that  the  lamps  were 
  burning.  --Bp.  Wilkins. 
 
  Eternity  is  infinitely  the  most  considerable 
  duration.  --Tillotson. 
 
  2.  Of  some  distinction;  noteworthy;  influential;  respectable; 
  --  said  of  persons. 
 
  You  are  indeed,  a  very  considerable  man.  --Junius. 
 
  3.  Of  importance  or  value. 
 
  In  painting,  not  every  action  nor  every  person,  is 
  considerable  enough  to  enter  into  the  cloth. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  A  considerable  sum  of  money.  --Prescott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  considerable 
  adj  :  large  or  relatively  large  in  number  or  amount  or  extent  or 
  degree;  "a  considerable  quantity";  "the  economy  was  a 
  considerable  issue  in  the  campaign";  "went  to 
  considerable  trouble  for  us";  "spent  a  considerable 
  amount  of  time  on  the  problem"  [ant:  {inconsiderable}] 




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