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consistent

1. Maths (of two or more equations) satisfied by at least one common set of values of the variables
2. Logic
a. (of a set of statements) capable of all being true at the same time or under the same interpretation
b. (of a formal system) not permitting the deduction of a contradiction from the axioms
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The division of gratifying sensations ought not, in strict justice, to have been equal; for Sir Thomas was fully resolved to be the real and consistent patron of the selected child, and Mrs.
Yet who can doubt that the very highest state to which a human spirit can attain, in its loftiest aspirations, is its truest and most natural state, and that Drowne was more consistent with himself when he wrought the admirable figure of the mysterious lady, than when he perpetrated a whole progeny of blockheads?
I had to be consistent, to keep my promise that I would smother the house in flowers.
downwards, it is equally consistent in regarding Homer and Hesiod as `prehistoric'.
And when I mention honour, I mean that mode of Divine grace which is not only consistent with, but dependent upon, this religion; and is consistent with and dependent upon no other.
I may there discover the wondrous power which attracts the needle and may regulate a thousand celestial observations that require only this voyage to render their seeming eccentricities consistent forever.
I merely wish to say that I do not feel it consistent with my duty to Lady Glyde and to myself to remain any longer in your service.
Is it consistent with your duty to me to stand there, casting suspicion on me to my face?
Sowerberry; the former of whom rushed into the kitchen by a side-door, while the latter paused on the staircase till she was quite certain that it was consistent with the preservation of human life, to come further down.
And still, as at first, howsoever, the dining circle widens, it is to be observed that all the diners are consistent in appearing to go to the Veneerings, not to dine with Mr and Mrs Veneering (which would seem to be the last thing in their minds), but to dine with one another.
Was it quite consistent, in candour, with our taking that resolution against Mr Fledgeby, that you should afterwards address Mr Fledgeby as your dear and confidential friend, and entreat a favour of Mr Fledgeby?
returns, to consistent service lives and empirically based depreciation

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