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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.
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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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But I'm still optimistic we can beat Celtic because we are a maturer side.
She scoops PS1,000 to spend at 50-plus fashion brand JD Williams and a 12-month contract with modelling agency Mrs Robinson which specialises in maturer models.
She was very good at recognising what I wanted, getting lots of different bras in "younger styles" that I may have liked, and I'm sure she would have made maturer ladies feel equally as comfortable.
Gillian McCowan said: "I bought the horse as a three-year-old and was a late maturer.
Activity in the construction industry has slowed sharply, notably in maturer markets, due to a slump in property prices and smaller corporate capital budgets, eroding profits.
For men approaching the maturer side of 40, these Philadelphians still managed some slick, energetic dance moves and are still passionate about what they do.
I think it helps that we're a lot more maturer now.
Fowler will almost certainly be a maturer and more responsible individual when he makes his return to Anfield.
A late maturer, the seven-year-old gelding was a winner over Pontefract's stiff mile as a three-year-old, but has the speed to go with anything these days.
But the sense of things lost weighs heavier on the slightly maturer hero, who decides he must return to the scene of the "crime" at the Dolphin Hotel in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo, beckoned by the voice of his former girlfriend Kiki, who at the end of Sheep had simply disappeared.
I do things for all ages, so for example if your mum has younger skin, there's the Linden Blossom Face Cream, pounds 26, whereas if she has maturer skin the Fruits & Vitamins Brightening Mask, pounds 29, or the Multi-vitamin Face Cream, pounds 29, would be perfect.
Almost a quarter said it was their reason for owning them, whereas 30 per cent of maturer consumers opted for 'quality and feel compared to high street items' as a reason for having genuine luxury items.
Evans spent the first half of the season in Belguim on loan at Manchester United's feeder club Royal Antwerp and the teen's conduct on the pitch at Deepdale suggests he is far maturer than his age would suggest.
Highlights: The pretty boys from Busted have already got the hearts of teenage fans a flutter, while the maturer ladies wait with bated breath for the gyrating hips of Welsh crooner Tom Jones.