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 Meanings and Examples of CONSISTENT
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 a.  being in agreement with itself; always behaving or happening in a similar
Classic Sentence: (200 in 14 pages)
1  He was as much amused and interested, at present, as it became so fine a gentleman to be; perhaps even more than it would have been consistent with his reputation to confess.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
2  It was not consistent with Wamba's humour to travel long in silence.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
3  Her countenance expressed the deepest sorrow that is consistent with resignation.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
4  His kindness to his little cousin was consistent with his situation and rights: he made her some very pretty presents, and laughed at her.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
5  Fanny is the only one who has judged rightly throughout; who has been consistent.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
6  Readers can therefore choose between the endings, and those with an austere artistic code can assume the more consistent conclusion to be the true one.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: 3 The Serious Discourse of Clym with His Cousin
7  He appears to be a very consistent character.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
8  At last, I desperately considered that the thing I contemplated must be done, and that it had best be done in the least improbable manner consistent with the circumstances.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter II
9  After I had turned the worst point of my illness, I began to notice that while all its other features changed, this one consistent feature did not change.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter LVII
10  "You don't eat 'em," returned Mr. Pumblechook, sighing and nodding his head several times, as if he might have expected that, and as if abstinence from watercresses were consistent with my downfall.'
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter LVIII
11  You preach, about as consistent as they did.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
12  He made a joke or two, and talked just as much as was consistent with due decorum, and began work.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: Chapter 5
13  You have already as good as put your hand to the plough: you are too consistent to withdraw it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
14  But I thought it more consistent with prudence and justice to pass the remainder of my days with my wife and family.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER IX.
15  She therefore put the boy on the ground, and, adjusting her dress and bonnet, she walked on at as rapid a pace as she thought consistent with the preservation of appearances.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence: (77 in 6 pages)
16  A device for transmitting rotary motion, consisting of a handle or arm attached at right angles to a shaft.
17  A chord consisting of a root with its third, seventh, and ninth.
18  The audience consisted mostly of women.
19  The movie consisted of a series of flashbacks.
20  The performance consisted of dance, music and mime.
21  The team consisted of six investigators and two secretaries.
22  This pleasure consisted in prospect of noble summits girdling a great hill-hollow, rich in verdure and shadow; in a bright beck, full of dark stones and sparkling eddies.
23  It consisted in a peculiar bird-like turn, a sort of liquid warble, produced by touching the tongue to the roof of the mouth at short intervals in the midst of the music -- the reader probably remembers how to do it, if he has ever been a boy.
24  Part of the little raft's belongings consisted of an old sail, and this they spread over a nook in the bushes for a tent to shelter their provisions; but they themselves would sleep in the open air in good weather, as became outlaws.
25  Health does not consist with intemperance.
26  Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
27  Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
28  Love doesn't consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
29  True education does not consist in simply being taught facts.
30  A home does not consist in the quality of its architecture and decoration.