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Definition of Consist

Consist

  1. 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.
  2. To be composed or made up; -- followed by of.
  3. To have as its substance or character, or as its foundation; to be; -- followed by in.
  4. To be consistent or harmonious; to be in accordance; -- formerly used absolutely, now followed by with.
  5. To insist; -- followed by on.

Consist Quotations

I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
Thomas Paine

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.
Karl Marx

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.
Mary Shelley
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Consist Translations

consist in Dutch is bestaan uit
consist in French is consistons, consistent, consistez, consister
consist in German is besteht aus, zusammensetzend
consist in Italian is essere di
consist in Portuguese is consista
consist in Spanish is consistir
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