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Consist


CONSIST, verb intransitive [Latin , to stand.]

1. To stand together; to be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection. Hence, to be; to exist; to subsist; to be supported and maintained.

He was before all things, and by him all things consist Colossians 1:17.

2. To stand or be; to lie; to be contained; followed by in.

The beauty of epistolary writing consists in case and freedom.

3. To be composed; followed by of.

A landscape should consist of a variety of scenery.

To consist together, to coexist; to have being concurrently.

Necessity and election cannot consist together in the same act.

To consist with, to agree; to be in accordance with; to be compatible.

Health consists with temperance alone.