Quotes of considerable

  1. I had planned to accomplish something considerable and this is the end. – George Phillips Bond
  2. We see considerable strain in Russia, and that's obviously a matter of concern to us. It's in the very strong self -interest of Russia to continue on the reform path. – Warren Christopher
  3. The future of that ancient chamber remains in considerable doubt. – Robert A. Dahl
  4. All human societies go through fads in which they temporarily either adopt practices of little use or else abandon practices of considerable use. – Jared Diamond
  5. If you believe your catcher is intelligent and you know that he has considerable experience, it is a good thing to leave the game almost entirely in his hands. – Bob Feller
  6. We should note that this latter type of shift was successfully amplified to a considerable extent by Russian physicists using the intense light of a ruby laser whose wavelength is close to that of a transition of the potassium atom. – Alfred Kastler
  7. Most students have thoughts about emigrating to Israel. A significant number go on aliyah. We are proud of our Israel programs, which come at a considerable cost to the university. – Norman Lamm
  8. Certainly the party counts a considerable number of intellectuals among its members, but I am by no means disposed to apologise for that. – Harry Oppenheimer
  9. We know now that in modern warfare, fought on any considerable scale, there can be no possible economic gain for any side. Win or lose, there is nothing but waste and destruction. – Lester B. Pearson
  10. I was away from the front lines for a while this spring, living with other troops, and considerable fighting took place while I was gone. When I got ready to return to my old friends at the front I wondered if I would sense any change in them. – Ernie Pyle
  11. For the greater beauty of the instrument, the balls representing the planets are to be of considerable bigness; but so contrived, that they may be taken off at pleasure, and others, much smaller, and fitter for some purposes, put in their places. – David Rittenhouse
  12. Research is of considerable importance in certain fields, such as science and history. – Fred Saberhagen
  13. I think the rising and falling popularity of areas like hard SF and far -future SF is, to a considerable extent, the same as any other fashion. – Stanley Schmidt
  14. Two common conceptions with regard to advertising which are held by a considerable number of people are that enormously large sums of money are expended for it, and that much of this expenditure is an economic waste. – Daniel Starch
  15. Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace. – Frederick W. Taylor

Usage examples for considerable

  1. Not a great deal, Monsieur; he is often absent for a considerable time. – The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu
  2. She had indeed by this time a very considerable curiosity of her own as to what every one thought was going to happen in ten days' time. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  3. She is at a considerable distance from New York, too far for you to go to her; and she may be home any day. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  4. They were still at a considerable distance from the shore. – Rollo's Philosophy. [Air] by Jacob Abbott
  5. And still again I had considerable thinking to do. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  6. By this time we had got near enough to see that she was a ship, and of considerable size. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. How did it happen at all that you had already suddenly ceased to visit us some considerable time before my father's death? – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  8. He remained there for a very considerable time, my impression is for several months. – Notes of a staff officer of our First New Jersey Brigade on the Seven Day's Battle on the peninsula in 1862 by E. Burd Grubb
  9. If the battle was fought on the river, the women must have gone a considerable distance for their plunder. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  10. He had to shout because the wind created by the creature's movement was considerable – A World Called Crimson by Darius John Granger
  11. Other letters followed, and she was soon taking them with considerable speed. – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  12. The harness for the visitor's seat was a peculiar one, as Ned had noted with considerable satisfaction. – Boy Scouts in an Airship by G. Harvey Ralphson
  13. Fact is, I owe considerable to thet White Slides Ranch. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  14. Considerable changes had taken place in the little girl during that time. – A Very Naughty Girl by L. T. Meade
  15. Till I reached this point, I had advanced with considerable caution, and slowly; determined, if any enemy should appear in front, to endeavour to effect a retreat. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  16. And the old man, turning to my father, told him in a lower voice and with considerable enjoyment of some home- made wine that his wife had concocted. – Far Off Things by Arthur Machen
  17. They had covered considerable ground. – The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell
  18. You forget, lad, said the Captain, that three years or so makes a considerable change in girls of her age. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  19. I mean that Miss Meredyth has for some very considerable time been Mrs. Hugh Alston. – The Imaginary Marriage by Henry St. John Cooper
  20. This little affair gave Michelangelo considerable trouble. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds