consistently

[ kuhn-sis-tuhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF consistently
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But if you think I was consistently mercenary you are mistaken.

It was not unfriendly; it was, indeed, consistently respectful, almost reverential.

No, he could not blame her there; he could not consistently even feel hurt.

An obvious corollary of this is that tribal life does not consistently obtain.

How, consistently with the theory, is it possible they should?

Jan asked no more questions, but was quietly, consistently kind.

He refused, as he had refused politely and consistently all day.

He considered it necessary to sigh, but neglected to be consistently sorrowful.

Not only were they consistently sober, but they did not even want to go ashore.

This method is consistently carried out in the Greek classes.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "standing firm, standing still," from Latin consistentem (nominative consistens), present participle of consistere (see consist). Modern sense of "agreeing" (with with) is first attested 1640s. Older sense survives in consistency. Related: Consistently.

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