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Word: consistency

Definition: absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous


Sentences Containing 'consistency'

It was rather small, but well built and convenient; and everything was fitted up and arranged with a neatness and consistency of which Elizabeth gave Charlotte all the credit.
In all the strokes illustrated it is assumed that the brush is moderately full of paint of a consistency a little thinner than that usually put up by colourmen.
To thin it, mix a little turpentine and linseed oil in equal parts with it; and get it into easy working consistency before beginning your work, so as not to need any medium.
Moreover, the waves, I suspect, do not so much construct as wear down a material which has already acquired consistency.
The lawyer's truth is not truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
And if thou wouldst prove it, touch them, and feel them, and thou wilt find they have only bodies of air, and no consistency except in appearance."
Still, for all this immutableness, was there some lack of common consistency about worthy Captain Peleg.
The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.

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