• WordNet 3.6
    • n consistence a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
    • n consistence the property of holding together and retaining its shape "wool has more body than rayon","when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The coffee tree produces its first full crop when it is about 5 years old. Thereafter it produces consistently for 15 or 20 years.
    • Consistence A degree of firmness, density, viscosity, or spissitude; a measure of the ability to hold together when manipulated. "Let the expressed juices be boiled into the consistence of a sirup."
    • Consistence Agreement or harmony of all parts of a complex thing among themselves, or of the same thing with itself at different times; the harmony of conduct with profession; congruity; correspondence; as, the consistency of laws, regulations, or judicial decisions; consistency of opinions; consistency of conduct or of character. "That consistency of behavior whereby he inflexibly pursues those measures which appear the most just.""Consistency , thou art a jewel."
    • Consistence Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency. "His friendship is of a noble make and a lasting consistency ."
    • Consistence That which stands together as a united whole; a combination. "The church of God, as meaning the whole consistence of orders and members."
    • Consistence The condition of standing or adhering together, or being fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence; firmness; coherence; solidity. "Water, being divided, maketh many circles, till it restore itself to the natural consistence .""We are as water, weak, and of no consistence .""The same form, substance, and consistency ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Buckingham Palace consists of 600 rooms.
    • n consistence Literally, a standing together; firm union, as of the parts of a rigid body; hence, the relation of the parts or elements of a body with reference to the firmness of their connection; physical constitution.
    • n consistence Henee State or degree of density or viscosity: as, the consistency of cream, or of honey.
    • n consistence A dense or viscous substance.
    • n consistence Nature, constitution, or character.
    • n consistence Harmonious connection, as of the parts of a system or of conduct, or of related things or principles; agreement or harmony of all parts of a complex thing among themselves, or of the same thing with itself at different times, or of one thing with another or others; eongruity; uniformity: as, the consistency of laws, regulations, or judicial decisions: consistency of religious life; consistency of behavior or of character.
    • n consistence Permanence; persistence; stability.
    • n consistence That which stands together as a united whole; a combination.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 45% of us consistently follow the speed limit.
    • ns Consistence a degree of density: substance: agreement: the quality of being self-consistent
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  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “Health consists with temperance alone.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “Journalism consists largely in saying Lord James is dead to people who never knew Lord James was alive.”
  • Jacqueline Schiff
    Jacqueline Schiff
    “Kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. consistance,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. consistĕrecon, together, sistĕre, to stand.


In literature:

The second stage of study consists of translations from text-books and lessons in composition.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
This is a fair example of British consistency, on the subject of slavery, so far as the supply of cotton is concerned.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The treatment consists in flexing the elbow and supporting the forearm in a sling.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
These are merely boiled in water, to the consistence of honey or molasses.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Summer-pruning to induce fruitfulness consists in removing new shoots with newly developed leaves.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
There is no consistency in the contents of his mind, and inconsistency does not distress him.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Diet should consist of soft food, such as bran mashes with a little linseed meal mixed in them.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The FIBROUS TISSUE consists of longitudinal, parallel fibres, which are closely united.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
This great movement consists of four distinct forward movements and their return movements.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
As a connecting link between these extremes there was the form of communion which consisted in the eating of animal sacrifices.
"Communism and Christianism" by William Montgomery Brown

In poetry:

But oft ther labor's all in vain,
Noa matter ha persistent;
Becoss ther taichin an ther lives
Are hardly quite consistent.
"Old Dave To Th' New Parson" by John Hartley
We looked in silence down across the distant
Unfathomable reach:
A silence broken by the guide's consistent
And realistic speech.
"The Hawk's Nest" by Francis Bret Harte
The gospel, on the other hand,
Although it issues no command,
But, strictly view'd, does whole consist
In promises and offers blest;
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
In healing not myself, there doth consist
All that salvation, which ye now resist;
Your safetie in my sicknesse doth subsist:
Was ever grief like mine?
"The Sacrifice" by George Herbert
Hark thou, my Lesbia, there be none existent
Can truly say she hath been loved by me
As thou hast been. No faith is more consistent
Than that which V. Catullus gives to thee.
"V. Catullus Explains" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Who serves not God with all the zeal he can,
And with a faith, consistent with his word —
Let him e'en do his best — yet still that man
Can never by his actions please the Lord.
"Advice To Serve God" by Rees Prichard

In news:

It's time for Dez Bryant to pay off consistently .
"he trend of a large percentage of managers failing to outperform their benchmarks over a longer-term horizon remains consistent ," according to the report.
Maryland struggling to run consistently .
When it comes to fighting the law, I'm turning out to be the consistent fool.
Resident knows why SAB Construction consistently wins awards.
General conference weather patterns are consistently inconsistent.
Economic freedom is the only force that has consistently succeeded in creating sustained prosperity.
Mitchell portrayed himself as a player whose motivations have been widely misinterpreted by fans, the football media and CFL commissioner Mark Cohon, but he has been consistent in one respect.
RB Gurley must prove he can perform consistently .
And for players without a consistent , long-term track record, the odds of a repeat are even lower.
The 24-year-old's track record of consistent growth during his four-year career gives him a better chance of being worth an early pick.
In their primes, this duo represented consistent first-round talent.
'Take This Waltz' review: Consistently surprising.
In the end, the only way to assure yourself of consistency throughout the entire piece is to read and re-read and revise any lapses you find.
Goldman Didn't Consistently Short Home Market.

In science:

Further, since ω–consistency implies consistency, the conditions of the Theorem hold in both cases.
Boolos-style proofs of limitative theorems
Recall from that to encode a CRT, defined as a pro jective limit of consistent random R−trees (R(k), k ≥ 1), in a continuous height process, one first needs to enrich the structure of the Rtrees with consistent orders on each set of children of some node.
The genealogy of self-similar fragmentations with negative index as a continuum random tree
We build such a consistent family out of the consistent family of unordered trees (R(k), k ≥ 1) as follows.
The genealogy of self-similar fragmentations with negative index as a continuum random tree
Neyman, J., & Scott, E.L. (1948) Consistent Estimates Based on Partial ly Consistent Observations.
Grade of Membership Analysis: One Possible Approach to Foundations
Note that (Cn ) is left-consistent iff (C← n ) is right-consistent.
Self-similar and Markov composition structures