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noun as in general agreement

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“The intelligence community consensus is that Russia continues to try to influence our elections,” Wray said.

Step one was trying to form consensus, and step two was tbd.

There’s a broad consensus among bond investors that if rates on longer-term government debt start to creep up, as they’ve occasionally threatened to, then the Fed can and will step in.

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The overwhelming consensus of the scientific community was to call into question the credibility of the president’s statement.

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At the same time, he added, “There’s already a sort of consensus developing that if any country develops a vaccine, of course they’ll keep a higher proportion for within their country.”

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But there is no consensus about what the attrition of ISIS looks like.

It all began, the consensus seems to be, with the red jungle fowl.

The consensus leans toward forbidding it, though some people of knowledge think it permissible.

Only 27 percent accept the scientific consensus that anthropogenic climate change is real.

Bipartisan consensus is like when my doctor and my lawyer agree with my wife that I need help.

Not like New York, that never expresses an opinion until a sort of consensus has sweated up to the surface.

It is a fact implied in the consensus of the various parts of the social body.

The consensus of classical opinion, then, agrees that the purpose of rhetoric is persuasive public speaking.

A consensus of the opinions of antiquarians is that the Swastika had no foothold among the Egyptians.

Why, it would have taxed to the uttermost the experience and resources of any one among themselves, was the consensus of opinion.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to consensus, such as: accord, consent, harmony, unanimity, unity, and concord.

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