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give thought to (something)

To consider, reflect upon, or think hard about something. Often used with modifiers such as "any," "some," "a little," etc. Have you given any thought to my proposal? Marian gave some thought to the company's excess costs and determined that the number of employees had to be reduced for them to survive.
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Focused primarily on their personal travel expectations, few give thought to the intricate systems contributing to their convenience, comfort and safety in the handsome terminal.
Furthermore, camps should give thought to the naming of facilities.
Clearly the time has come to give thought to the development of a corrections policy that protects public safety while containing costs.
As the second biggest economy in the world, or a major force in the Asia-Pacific region, Japan should in time give thought to participation in peacekeeping operations in a more active way,'' Downer told reporters in Tokyo.
If you're beginning to give thought to possible changes in next semester's drawing curriculum, this book is for you.
While I need to pay attention on the highway I can still concentrate on things I'd like to give thought to and gain perspective on.
Although these comments have not altered my determination, they have caused me to give thought to the possibilities and consequences of failure.
While California's leaders feverishly plot ways to get themselves out of today's budget mess, they must give thought to tomorrow's economic challenges.
Duffy is still getting to know his staff but must give thought to transfer activity before the first window is closed until January.
For this reason, just as President Bush must give thought to domestic affairs as well as foreign, and support the American industry which yesterday saw 25,000 lay-offs at Boeing, so must our own government step in to secure the future of Airbus.
Thomson is one of literally hundreds of young Northerners we seldom hear about or even give thought to as we consistently meet, discuss, strategize and agonize over our dwindling population and the exodus of our young people to larger centres.
Mr Gibson, said: "People who name businesses give thought to what is going to be most attractive to their customers so I think it reflects the North-East client base.
That means he should give thought to a few well-meant suggestions and correct a few points.
The fact is that foundries in themselves are not an environment in which employees even give thought to organization or cleanliness until reading an article like yours or having it addressed by an outsider.
We will also have to give thought to other ways in which we would make the interlopers from St.