I have noticed that all the examples for "considerably" in Lexico (which is based on the OED, I believe?) are comparatives:
By a notably large amount or to a notably large extent; greatly.
- things have improved considerably over the last few years
- a considerably higher density
- In truth, much of her verse is as light as souffle but has considerably more substance.
- The obvious answer is that the state has got considerably larger under Labour.
- Getting legislation through the Senate in particular will be considerably easier.
- Most things got a little more than the starting price, some considerably more.
- He would be interesting to talk to because he knows considerably more about it than me.
What are the rules, if any, for using "considerably" in front of non-comparatives, for example "considerably popular"? This sounds strange, to me.
Is there perhaps a British English vs. American English difference?