Considerable

Definition of Considerable

Con`sid´er`a`ble   Pronunciation: kǒn`sĭd´ẽr`å`b'l
a.1.Worthy of consideration; requiring to be observed, 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.

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