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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

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

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
George Bernard Shaw

Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity?
Cesar Chavez

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

Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.
Paracelsus
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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