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.
2 It was not consistent with Wamba's humour to travel long in silence.
3 Her countenance expressed the deepest sorrow that is consistent with resignation.
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.
5 Fanny is the only one who has judged rightly throughout; who has been consistent.
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 HardyContext 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 DoyleContext 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.
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.
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.'
11 You preach, about as consistent as they did.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext 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.
13 You have already as good as put your hand to the plough: you are too consistent to withdraw it.
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 SwiftContext 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.