Definition of considering in US English:


conjunction & preposition

  • Taking into consideration.

    as conjunction ‘considering that he was the youngest on the field he played well’
    as preposition ‘considering the conditions, it's very good’
    • ‘It makes me angry that I even care, considering that nothing much is going to change in my life after this election, and that our election result was just as big a shambles.’
    • ‘The target is moderate, considering that tax revenues have increased by an average 14.2 percent per annum over the past three years.’
    • ‘But considering that's where he is, he's holding up the best he can.’
    • ‘Metro authorities also believe the metro name switch would be hard to pull off, considering that virtually all stations are named after nearby streets.’
    • ‘Such a large sample certainly looks impressive, considering that a lot of social science and market research draws conclusions on the basis of samples of only a few hundred people.’
    • ‘How far do you think you can go, considering that you're not making very commercial-sounding music?’
    • ‘This is not particularly surprising considering that New Year resolutions are made on the spur of the moment in our effort to meet the expectations of traditions.’
    • ‘That would make sense, considering that's where these soldiers deployed from and that's where many of their families remain.’
    • ‘Surely this level of support could have been built on, particularly considering that women's pro soccer had no direct competition.’
    • ‘However, considering that there were only two student positions on the board, it's questionable how influential the positions really were.’
    • ‘My next guest has called this practice outrageous, considering that nine million Americans are unemployed and looking for work.’
    • ‘And considering that the furniture itself may swallow a large portion of your budget, keeping expenditure tight on the rest of the space may become necessary.’
    • ‘He'll be asked for ID - but, considering that an ID is not required to vote in Minnesota, he may not have it with him.’
    • ‘Admittedly, my expectations were pretty high, considering that even the bathroom at the media center has a security guard in front of it.’
    • ‘That may sound odd, considering that the heirs of Gertrude Stein have long made outrageous wordplay a central part of their practice.’
    • ‘Anyway, they phoned up, which is really smart considering that there are public exams today; so all the poor girls doing their French and German orals were all messed up.’
    • ‘She did a pretty OK job, I guess, considering that most of her dorm-mates didn't even start packing until after the ceremony.’
    • ‘The potential in the UK alone is huge, considering that computer crime is estimated to cost British industry at least £500 million a year.’
    • ‘And considering that there was not much activity on the slopes, I thought people would be hiding out either at the restaurant or the ski school.’
    • ‘The practice is incongruous considering that the duty of both agencies is to maintain the environment and to prevent damage to and pollution of the environment.’
    bearing in mind, taking into consideration, taking into account, making allowance for, making allowances for, giving consideration to, keeping in mind, in view of, in the light of
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  • Taking everything into account.

    ‘they weren't feeling too bad, considering’
    • ‘Three, the alternative's not so bad considering.’
    • ‘I woke up Saturday, feeling a little rough, but not too bad considering - and the sight of bright sunlight had certainly cheered me up, I was raring to go.’
    • ‘I guess the wait for the meal was about 20 minutes, not too bad considering, and I must say it was worth the wait.’
    all things considered, considering everything, all in all, on the whole, taking everything into account, taking everything into consideration, at the end of the day, when all's said and done
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