Consumptiveness

Definitions

  • English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were shipped to Virginia during the 17th century
    English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were shipped to Virginia during the 17th century
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Consumptiveness A state of being consumptive, or a tendency to a consumption.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Japan ranks Number 3 in the world for coffee consumption.
    • n consumptiveness The state of being consumptive, or a tendency to consumption.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Scandinavia has the world's highest per capita annual coffee consumption, 26.4 pounds. Italy has an annual consumption per capita of only 10 pounds.
    • ns Consumptiveness a tendency to consumption
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable.”
  • Raoul Vaneigem
    Raoul%20Vaneigem
    “Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.”
  • George Santayana
    George%20Santayana
    “A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.”
  • Guy Debord
    Guy Debord
    “Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Consume.

Usage

In literature:

The Superior thought my cheeks were ominously hollow, and suspected threats of consumption in my cough.
"Short Story Classics (American) Vol. 2" by Various
A variety of new taxes on particular articles of consumption were resorted to.
"An Inquiry into the Permanent Causes of the Decline and Fall of Powerful and Wealthy Nations." by William Playfair
In that month Lanier's mother died of consumption, and he spent the summer months at home with his father and sister.
"Literary Hearthstones of Dixie" by La Salle Corbell Pickett
The alleged milk is entirely for local consumption.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
A fourth child, Anne, died of consumption.
"A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs" by George M. Wrong
These defective oils are largely dealt in both for home consumption and export, when price and not quality is the object.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 443, June 28, 1884" by Various
I find the consumption of tobacco in France estimated at from fifteen to thirty millions of pounds.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Honfleur will be peculiarly advantageous for our rice and whale oil, of which the principal consumption is at Paris.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
In fact, Paris is the place of main consumption.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Indeed, if the consumption is, as sometimes stated, less than 18 feet, the two percentages would be exactly the same.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 508, September 26, 1885" by Various
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In poetry:

A deep and crimson streak
Thy dying leaves disclose;
As on consumption's waning cheek
'Mid ruin blooms the rose.
"To the Autumn" by James Montgomery
This preys upon the active lungs,
Which paints the hectic cheek,
And prophecies a sepulcher
For a consumptive freak.
"Strong Drink" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Consumption, palsy, plague, and pain,
Are due attendants on thy train,
Before thee go—invite thee on,
To finish what they have begun.
"On Death" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Hot-shooting pains, eruptions, tumours, boils,
Agues and fevers, quinsies, gout, and stone,
Plague, pestilence, consumptions, fits, and piles,
(Nay, ev'ry ail,) proceed from God alone.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
But, alas! three years after her famous exploit,
Which, to the end of time, will never be forgot,
Consumption, that fell destroyer, carried her away
To heaven, I hope, to be an angel for ever and aye.
"Grace Darling or "The Wreck of the Forfarshire"" by William Topaz McGonagall
Intricate manhood of ending, the invalid rivals,
Voyaging clockwise off the symboled harbour,
Finding the water final,
On the consumptives' terrace taking their two farewells,
Sail on the level, the departing adventure,
To the sea-blown arrival.
"I, In My Intricate Image" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

LONDON — American sports fans have come to expect certain restrictions on adult beverage consumption at sporting events: two beers per purchase is typically the standard at places like Yankee Stadium, for example.
CITY HALL – In a meeting that topped three hours Monday night, May 21, Arcata's citizen-led Energy Committee formulated its final recommendation to the City Council on a proposed tax on excessive residential electricity consumption.
Consumption of water and health are closely linked but did you know hydration can affect your mood.
New hydraulic system reduces excavator's fuel consumption for increased efficiency.
Once the sun caught up with the alcohol consumption I did hear some people saying some very interesting things.
Japanese automakers idled more plants for at least the next few days as businesses voluntarily limited electricity consumption and supply chains were disrupted in the wake of Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
For music fans, more and more consumption these days happens through online streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and TuneIn.
However, the researchers caution that the mutation itself does not cause impulsivity , but may play a role along with factors like gender, alcohol consumption and stress.
On May 21, Jesse Robinson either established or tied the unofficial world record for unluckiest underage drinker of all time when he was booked into the Hamilton County, Ohio, jail for underage consumption.
"I'm beginning to suspect their spirit of adventure has driven them to experiment with states of mind well beyond those traditionally associated with the consumption of three pints of Old Peculiar.".
Ministry of Economic Development figures show total observed electricity consumption has fallen in three of the past four years.
Intensifier Pump Technology Maximizes Energy Consumption.
Consumption of professionally produced online video grew 18 percent in 2009 to 49.1 billion, according to AccuStream Research.
If so, a study like this cannot be a true representation of C-levels' online media consumption.
Handout is a market-ready candy packaging solution from Perimeter Brand Packaging using rigid packaging that is designed to increase on-shelf visibility, brand recognition, purchase intent and candy consumption.
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In science:

Our results underline the ma jor role of gas consumption over short timescales and with high efficiencies, characterizing rapid and strong merger-driven bursts as a ma jor growth mode for both stellar mass and black holes in the distant Universe.
Interferometric CO Observations of submillimeter-faint, radio-selected starburst galaxies at z~2
This architecture is optimized to reduce deadtime and power consumption while operating at an effective multi-GHz digital counter rate for fast Wilkinson conversion.
The PRO1 ASIC for Fast Wilkinson Encoding
At the lowest level, the fundamental requirements of a system providing ad-hoc connectivity for P2P file sharing applications requires hardware which is low in power consumption, mobile and low in cost.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
Tasks are represented by their duration, by ranges for starting and ending times, and by resource consumption respectively.
Using constraint programming to resolve the multi-source/multi-site data movement paradigm on the Grid
Capacity of the resource will be the bandwidth of a shared link or a router, while tasks correspond to the scheduled transfers using any link belonging to this group with consumptions equal to its slowdown factor.
Using constraint programming to resolve the multi-source/multi-site data movement paradigm on the Grid
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