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Many, indeed, affirmed that the process was already near its consummation.

The Veaseys had always meant to plaster, but that consummation was still afar.

God was the will that commanded that "consummation devoutly to be wished."

He coached and trained her against the consummation of his plan.

The first step in the consummation of our plan was to be rid of him.

Eager that his service should bring her joy, he was anxious to see its consummation.

Night and day are not long enough for the consummation of it.

That consummation devoutly to be wished, was to enrich them all.

Quite within the year he would be able to realize this consummation of his dreams.

To promote this consummation the loss of an army was of little moment.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "completion," from Latin consummationem (nominative consummatio), from consummat-, past participle stem of consummare "to sum up, finish," from com- "together" (see com-) + summa "sum, total," from summus "highest" (see sum). Sense of "completion of a marriage (by sexual intercourse)" is c.1530.

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