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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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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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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.
Bolger's travelling head lad, Ger Flynn, said: "Loch Garman is a late maturer and the way he quickened away from the second horse up the hill was a good effort."
Gillian McCowan said: "I bought the horse as a three-year-old and was a late maturer.
A darker, maturer album than their previous efforts, Humbug is clearly the work of a band with a lot more left to come.
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.
A late maturer, he is the type to find more improvement and it is notable that Jeremy Noseda, initially lukewarm about supplementing Sixties Icon for the Arc, has gone along with the ploy and reports his horse in blinding nick post-Leger.
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.
"He's maturer physically and mentally everybody is really pleased with him and we go there full of hope.
"And as our centre-forwards are very young, full of energy and full of enthusiasm, I think it is nice to have an older, maturer head like Andy in the side to help them through.
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.
But back in February, this column was of the opinion that Spencer's decision indicated that he was a "maturer human being than his baby face betokens" and that it might just be the making of him.
For the maturer man, hats become an increasing necessity.
Her name is Mrs Rita Henderson,and she's a lady of maturer years who,having made her first appearance on the planet as a writer of parking tickets as a consequence of her second, when she writes things more poetical and political in nature,finds herself invited to be the First President of a Federal Republic of the British Isles.