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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.
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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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The inmate who learns to cope maturely with the stresses posed by confinement is learning to cope maturely with the stresses of life (Toch 1988).
According to sources, this is the "new Harry" who is behaving the way the Royal Family wants him to, by acting more maturely and not be seen staggering out of clubs, the Daily Star reported.
They have dealt with it very sensitively and maturely.
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.
Alternatively, if the other nations that compete in the European competition are happy with their domestic competitions, then they should maturely accept the outcomes instead of picking up their collective balls and going home.
Pollard's power has never been in doubt but he batted maturely to guide the Windies home in the second ODI with a knock of 47 not out off 61 balls, including four sixes.
They've responded maturely to the difficult task of thinking about the plusses and negatives of types of relationships.
Backed by a maturely developed ICT industry and ITRI's Cloud OS, Shih indicated that Taiwan will soon become one of the world's most important cloud computing bases.
Since coming in against Manchester United, he (Kelly) has been very consistent in everything he has done and acted very maturely about the place," Johnson added.
I expected the largest democracy in the world to behave much more maturely.
The quid pro quo is that Harry is expected to behave more responsibly and maturely than Bloggs or Horton.
The Birmingham-born defender has reacted maturely to Dowie's decision not to renew his contract.
It's so hard to believe this sweet girl who speaks so maturely could be drama-queen Sharpay.
Yes, he's still inexperienced but Nathan has got to fight maturely and sensibly.