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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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With no Christian Coalition or Family Research Council breathing down their necks, Dutch legislators have been able to respond seriously and maturely to gay activists' calls for reform and to pass good laws.
If only all scientific disputes could be so maturely resolved!
Although it is sagacious for Pakistan to behave maturely, it should not be at the cost of national pride.
"Akuwe tu mature tunadeal na mtu ambaye self esteem yake iko chini kabisa hii si ndoa hii ni kazi (He should act maturely we are dealing with someone with a low self esteem this is not a marriage but work)," Ouko said.
Let's just hope the world continues to handle it maturely and safely into the next decades and centuries.
'We in MCA and BN are very responsible, we act maturely, we do not have thuggish behaviour like what was seen in DAP.
He has handled the whole thing very maturely and with extreme professionalism", she further added.
How maturely one reacts to bashers also matters, says Ronnie: 'I read their posts, but I don't engage them.
Drury said: "It's been a real tough couple of weeks for our riders but for such a young team, they've handled everything so professionally and maturely. They've had a lot thrown at them of late and they just bat it out of the way and crack on with the task in front of them.
ese youngsters need to get a life without the responsibilities and demands of having children until they have decided, maturely, to make that commitment to create another human being.
Vouching for the Sikh prisoners, about to complete their jail terms, and demanding their release, HSGMC chief Jagdish Singh Jhinda claimed that they will not pose any threat to the nation if released pre- maturely.
"He has led maturely and says things at the right time, and we do not want to leave South Africa without showing them the best of Wales, and that was not the best of us last week.
"It's a matter of handling it more maturely," said Stokes, who impressed during the Ashes series Down Under.
The singer not only dresses maturely but also talks intelligent, unlike her peers who may be older to her.
By contrast, where there are disagreements within the coalition Government they are handled maturely and sensibly by the two parties, and ample space is made for each party to set out how its own approach might differ if in government alone.