consensus

[ kuh n-sen-suh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF consensus
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There was a consensus of opinion as to the importance of the news.

It was the consensus of opinion that the only thing that prevented his swimming was his curls.

The 1964 presidential election was at hand to test this consensus.

The consensus of a number promises triumph for the impulse, whatever it is.

There is no consensus expressed in it and the symbolism is elaborate.

The consensus of views induced them to call upon Mr. McGuiness.

The consensus of opinion also goes to prove that they will eat together.

Wasn't this consensus literally their only way not to be ungracious?

But the consensus even of French etymologists favors the name Swastika.

He only flings another voice into the consensus of obedient believers.

WORD ORIGIN

1854 as a term in physiology; 1861 of persons; from Latin consensus "agreement, accord," past participle of consentire (see consent). There is an isolated instance of the word from 1633.

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