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on mature consideration

After having given something careful consideration over an appropriately long period of time. On mature consideration, I realize now that my comments during the election may have been hurtful to some citizens, and for that I apologize unreservedly. Many new homeowners are now, on mature consideration, beginning to wonder whether they made a worthwhile investment.
See also: consideration, mature, on

on mature reflection

After having given something careful consideration over an appropriately long period of time. On mature reflection, I realize now that my comments during the election may have been hurtful to some citizens, and for that I apologize unreservedly. Many new homeowners are now, on mature reflection, beginning to wonder whether they made a worthwhile investment.
See also: mature, on, reflection

of mature years

Euph. old. My employer is a man of mature years. The professor, a woman of mature years, is planning to retire at the end of the school term.
See also: mature, of, year

on mature reˈflection/consideˈration

(formal) after thinking about something carefully and for a long time: He wanted to ban his staff from using the Internet at work, but on mature reflection he decided that this would not be good for morale.
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Cancer therapies target stem cells because they divide a lot, but if mature cells are being recruited to treat injuries, then those therapies won't touch the real problem," said first author Megan Radyk, a graduate student in Mills' laboratory.
According to retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel, demand across the UK market in the last five years for mild and medium strength cheddar has fallen by five per cent while sales of mature and extra mature have grown by 11 per cent.
Likewise 1/2 mature fruit showed significantly higher weight losses than mature ones.
As a way to recognize companies who are actively recruiting and retaining mature workers, DWS and the AWIB have partnered uuith the Governor's UJark-Llfe Balance Initiative for the fifth year to sponsor the Mature UUorker Friendly Auuard.
I hunt all around the country every year, and while I feel fairly confident at being able to recognize a mature buck anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line, I sometimes struggle in the Southeast and Texas, where a mature buck weighs about the same as a 2-year-old or even a very healthy yearling back home.
As a result, print advertising remains an important way to reach the Mature generation--and to some degree achieve a default segmentation.
Today's workplace is seeing a fundamental shift to a more diverse work force, including more mature workers.
Oak trees particularly can be damaged by oak root fungus; over-watering is one of the surest ways to inflict this fungus on mature trees.
By this I mean that most foundries today still sell, and still structure their sales efforts, as if ours was not a mature industry.
North Downs Dairy has introduced two 'convenient mealtime solutions' into the mature cheddar category.
All mature researchers do know their way around printed sources, but have received their professional training before the boom in digitalization and electronic communication.
Microscopic examination revealed that a mixture of mature adipocytes and lipoblasts in various stages of maturation were embedded in a myxoid matrix (figure 2).
Participation in a religious community and personal religious activity were positively associated with a 50%-200% reduced risk for depression in highly mature adolescent girls, said Lisa Miller, Ph.
Professor John Field says the Education Secretary should take a lesson from Northern Ireland to tackle the drop in mature students at universities here.
The most important message of the Holy Spirit for today's Church has to do with the development of mature spirituality based on freedom of conscience and discernment of Spirits.