This leaves room for some acceleration of the pace of withdrawals, an option the White House is reported to be considering.
The doctors said it was as strong as an ox, considering he was so sedentary.
considering the enormity of this crisis, no administration would be able to manage the situation without some confusion or haste.
Policy specialists are considering the impact of energy subsidies.
considering that the GOP presided over the Homeland Security mess for seven long years, Democrats have a decent counterattack.
I was considering, as well as I could, what I had better do.
I am considering them apart, and confining myself wholly to the words of the song.
In fact the donors, considering their circumstances, were generous.
Still, considering what she might have printed, she was really quite decent about it.
“I think maybe I could get you something to eat,” said Jim, considering.
late 14c., from Old French considerer (13c.) "reflect on, consider, study," from Latin considerare "to look at closely, observe," perhaps literally "to observe the stars," from com- "with" (see com-) + sidus (genitive sideris) "constellation" (see sidereal).
Perhaps a metaphor from navigation, but more likely reflecting Roman obsession with divination by astrology. Tucker doubts the connection with sidus, however, because it is "quite inapplicable to desiderare," and suggests derivation instead from the PIE root of English side meaning "stretch, extend," and a sense for the full word of "survey on all sides" or "dwell long upon." Related: Considered; considering.