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Definitions of consist

  1. To be and keep in a fixed state; to continue to exist; to subsist; to be compatible with; to agree; to be comprised; to be composed. To consist together, to co-exist; to exist concurrently. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To be made; to be composed: followed by of; to have as its foundation or nature: followed by in. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To be composed; to agree. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To be made up; followed by of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To have as its substance or nature; be; followed by in. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To harmonize; followed by with. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. be composed of; "What does this dish consist of?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To stand firm; to be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection; to hold together; to be; to exist; to subsist; to be supported and maintained. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To be composed or made up; -- followed by of. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To have as its substance or character, or as its foundation; to be; -- followed by in. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To be consistent or harmonious; to be in accordance; -- formerly used absolutely, now followed by with. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To insist; -- followed by on. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To be composed of; to be made up of; to stand or be in. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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  1. It was Infinite Wisdom, however, which determined the size of the New, as well as of the Old Testament, and of what kinds and portions of the Saviour's and the Apostles' instructions it should consist – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. And does not ignorance consist in having a false opinion and being deceived about important matters? – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece by Various
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