What does the word considerably mean?

Usage examples for considerably

  1. " Well, they have this advantage over us," I answered, " that they get through their business whatever it may be, with considerably greater expedition than we get through ours." – The Seaboard Parish Volume 1 by George MacDonald
  2. Considerably softened toward him, I tried him with other literature. – Drift from Two Shores by Bret Harte
  3. The teamsters were astonished and considerably excited when the order came, but they were told that it was merely a matter of precaution, and that there was no cause for alarm. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn