Being thought about or discussed, as in Your application is under consideration; we'll let you know next week. This idiom was first recorded in 1665.
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How to use under consideration in a sentence
To target the resurgent Nazi movement, X-2 recruited some 13 agents in Munich and had another dozen under consideration.
I was under consideration for a long-term project with a huge media company.
We have five active donors, two currently under consideration.
Senators can also try attaching the bill as an amendment to future bills under consideration.GOP Will Force Reid to Save Obama’s Iran Policy—Over and Over Again | Josh Rogin | February 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Take the “Jewish State Law” currently under consideration in the Israeli Parliament.Formulating an Alternative to the ‘Jewish State Law’ | Raphael Magarik | August 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The simple brown seems to have been less in demand, as it is during the period under consideration, rather exceptional.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
A director of a bank is not an employee within the meaning of the acts under consideration.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
Whether buns and tea would have been equally effective is a question not now under consideration.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
The committee was not resumed till the 14th of April, and then the fifth resolution came under consideration.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
On a later day, the 17th of July, another important article of traffic was brought under consideration.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan