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adjective accordant, agreeing, alike, cohering, compatible, compliable, concordant, congruent with, congruous, consonant, constans, correspondent, equable, equal, harmonious, logical, not contradictory, regular, self-consistent, undeviating, uniform
Associated concepts: consistent cases, consistent causes of action, consistent construction of sales contracts, consistent decisions, consistent defenses, consistent interpretation of the Constitution, consistent precedence, consistent with the public interest
See also: apposite, appropriate, certain, cohesive, commensurable, commensurate, concordant, consonant, constant, fit, harmonious, logical, natural, positive, proportionate, relevant, suitable, typical, uniform, usual

CONSISTENT. That which agrees with something else; as a consistent condition, which is one which agrees with all other parts of a contract, or which can be reconciled with every other part. 1 Bouv. Just. n. 752,

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It seems Robin's fame attracted more visitants than was consistent with the growth of the heather, upon a moor worth a shilling an acre.
I told his majesty, "that I was come according to my promise, and with the license of the emperor my master, to have the honour of seeing so mighty a monarch, and to offer him any service in my power, consistent with my duty to my own prince;" not mentioning a word of my disgrace, because I had hitherto no regular information of it, and might suppose myself wholly ignorant of any such design; neither could I reasonably conceive that the emperor would discover the secret, while I was out of his power; wherein, however, it soon appeared I was deceived.
You people who go in for being consistent have just as many moods as others have.
Boys, as operators, proved to be most com- plete and consistent failures.
The fabric of the Declaration and that of the Confederation were each consistent with its own foundation, but they could not form one consistent, symmetrical edifice.
Sleep thou who art born to sleep, or do as thou wilt, for I will act as I think most consistent with my character.
Again, when Socrates argues that he must believe in the gods because he believes in the sons of gods, we must remember that this is a refutation not of the original indictment, which is consistent enough--'Socrates does not receive the gods whom the city receives, and has other new divinities' --but of the interpretation put upon the words by Meletus, who has affirmed that he is a downright atheist.
Then is his escape consistent with the maintenance of them?
And as, on the other hand, the wants of the government can never obtain an adequate supply, unless all the sources of revenue are open to its demands, the finances of the community, under such embarrassments, cannot be put into a situation consistent with its respectability or its security.
New Hampshire, whose constitution was the last formed, seems to have been fully aware of the impossibility and inexpediency of avoiding any mixture whatever of these departments, and has qualified the doctrine by declaring "that the legislative, executive, and judiciary powers ought to be kept as separate from, and independent of, each other AS THE NATURE OF A FREE GOVERNMENT WILL ADMIT; OR AS IS CONSISTENT WITH THAT CHAIN OF CONNECTION THAT BINDS THE WHOLE FABRIC OF THE CONSTITUTION IN ONE INDISSOLUBLE BOND OF UNITY AND AMITY.
Without entering into the details of the elaborate account I gave her, -- an account, I fear, not quite so consistent with truth as my Readers in Spaceland might desire, -- I must be content with saying that I succeeded at last in persuading her to return quietly to her household duties without eliciting from me any reference to the World of Three Dimensions.
That same night the clerk entered upon a bout of drunkenness so consistent as to surprise even his intimate acquaintance.

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