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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 debate 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 debate 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

euphemism Old. I used to despise the idea of tour buses while traveling, but now that I'm of mature years, it sounds so appealing to have all that planning taken care of by someone else. We have a neighbor of mature years who is particularly sensitive to loud sounds, so if you don't mind, please turn the volume down.
See also: mature, of, year

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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Noting that the Philippines is the world's second-biggest coconut producer and the largest exporter of coconut products, Pinol said there is now a 'growing demand for dehusked whole mature coconuts and green coconuts for coco water.'
Pinol said unless the Marcos decree is lifted, coconut farmers in the country - who had been reeling from the effects of low copra prices due to the influx of other alternative cooking oils - would not be able to take advantage of the mature coconut market.
Our mature age workers have made a huge difference in nurturing and training our new and younger employees since the company began in 2000 (TBC), Mr Orchard said
The researchers have now learned that by confining the mature cells for an extended period of time, mature fibroblasts can be turned into pluripotent stem cells.
When fibroblast cells (a type of mature cell found in connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments) were confined to rectangular areas, they quickly assumed the shape of the substrate (the surface or medium that the cells are attached to).
As occurred with the [I.sub.280] and the total anthocyanins, the fiber fining had little influence on wine CI for the mature wines.
The results obtained were used to clarify the differences in the wood properties and bending properties between juvenile wood and mature wood.
When is an industry that sells capability and capacity "mature?"
I spent most of my 20-plus years as a wildlife biologist learning how to produce mature bucks and teaching others to do the same.
With the drop in mature buck numbers, the survivors' home ranges were put on steroids.
Due to the strength of the market and the sector's higher LTV ratios, multifamily borrowers in many parts of the country will face little distress when their loans mature, at least during the next two to three years.
Mature Drivers has recognised Blind Spot Warning systems with the highest ranking in its list of 10 new vehicle features.
Synergy, has launched a new range of Cheddar cheese flavour solutions to support savoury food manufacturers meet increasing consumer demand for authentic and impactful Mature Cheddar cheese flavour profiles.
A 2012 survey by the Melville, New York-based employment agency Adecco Staffing revealed that hiring managers are three times as likely to hire a mature worker as they are to hire a Millennial.
Gurdon of the University of Cambridge and Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent.