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The early lyre of the Greeks had four, constituting their tetrachord.

Debate then turned on the manner of constituting the upper chamber.

He was charmed with the tale as constituting at least a notable bit of folk-lore.

No single act can be pointed out as constituting a ceremony.

The process of becoming a human being is one of constituting its own nature.

The first two are only preparatory, not yet constituting one who has them a prophet.

The city is quite large, constituting about twelve companies.

And whether he is necessarily everywhere in his works, and as it were constituting them?

Virtue as knowledge contributes to the good by constituting it.

Richelieu had no thought of constituting any new organization in Germany.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., verb use of adjective constitute, "made up, formed" (late 14c.), from Latin constitutus "arranged, settled," past participle adjective from constituere "to cause to stand, set up, fix, place, establish, set in order; form something new; resolve," of persons, "to appoint to an office," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + statuere "to set," from PIE root *sta- "to stand," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (see stet). Related: Constituted; constituting.

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