be consistent

See: comport
References in classic literature ?
"That," replied the Anarchist, who was not without a certain hardness of head, "that is none of your business; I am not bound to be consistent. You sit here to do justice between me and this Dead Cat."
In short, when a person is always to deceive, it is impossible to be consistent. Lady Susan finds it necessary that Frederica should be to blame, and probably has sometimes judged it expedient to excuse her of ill-nature and sometimes to lament her want of sense.
Because, under the national government, treaties and articles of treaties, as well as the laws of nations, will always be expounded in one sense and executed in the same manner, -- whereas, adjudications on the same points and questions, in thirteen States, or in three or four confederacies, will not always accord or be consistent; and that, as well from the variety of independent courts and judges appointed by different and independent governments, as from the different local laws and interests which may affect and influence them.
I had to be consistent, to keep my promise that I would smother the house in flowers.
DAP hopes that the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) leadership will be consistent with its earlier decision on accepting members from other parties.
I need more top- 10 finishes and probably a victory to get into the top 50." Bhullar, the four- time winner on the Asian Tour, says he is looking to be consistent rather than blooming in patches.
It is something that I have been consistent on and something that I intend to continue to be consistent on in my presidency," said Obama.
Mediocrity is consistent, but genius cannot be consistent -Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp on striker Kanu after his two goals in the 4-0 demolition of Middlesbrough.
The insurance policy provides that the insurer will indemnify the <begin strikethrough>lessor<end strikethrough> [use either "insured" or "lessor/ lessee" to be consistent with paragraph 35] for its loss (i.e., the insurer does not provide a repair service).
Based on the earlier interpretation of the gallium lung scan, the vocal fold impairment was believed to be consistent with laryngeal sarcoidosis.
The coating level must be consistent on each sand grain because uniform sand surfaces ensure maximum efficiency;
If the CPA profession takes the lead in developing the concept, the ground rules will be consistent with our frame of reference and culture.