Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of consist.

Etymologies

consist +‎ -eth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Second, that amongst these creatures, the common good differeth not from the private [goals of the individual] †¦ But man, whose joy consisteth in comparing himself to other man, can relish in nothing but what is eminent†¦ (35)

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  • And think not that the felicity of the heroes and demigods in the Elysian fields consisteth either in their asphodel, ambrosia, or nectar, as our old women here used to say; but in this, according to my judgment, that they wipe their tails with the neck of a goose, holding her head betwixt their legs, and such is the opinion of Master John of Scotland, alias Scotus.

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  • In the first case, his pleasure consisteth in two conditions: first, in the having gained his fortune, and secondly, in the laudable115 issue of his quest; and in the other case, his pleasure consisteth, first, in his readiness to seek his daily bread; secondly, in his abstaining from being a burthen to the folk; and thirdly, in his freedom from liability to blame.

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  • This natural wit consisteth principally in two things: celerity of imagining

    Leviathan

  • Seeing therefore the introduction of propriety is an effect of Commonwealth, which can do nothing but by the person that represents it, it is the act only of the sovereign; and consisteth in the laws, which none can make that have not the sovereign power.

    Leviathan

  • As for sense supernatural, which consisteth in revelation or inspiration, there have not been any universal laws so given, because God speaketh not in that manner but to particular persons, and to diverse men diverse things.

    Leviathan

  • And to consider the contrariety of men's opinions and manners in general, it is, they say, impossible to entertain a constant civil amity with all those with whom the business of the world constrains us to converse: which business consisteth almost in nothing else but a perpetual contention for honour, riches, and authority.

    Leviathan

  • By this also a man may understand when it is that men may be said to be conquered; and in what the nature of conquest, and the right of a conqueror consisteth: for this submission is it implieth them all.

    Leviathan

  • So that all the miracle consisteth in this, that the enchanter has deceived a man; which is no miracle, but a very easy matter to do.

    Leviathan

  • Church, because it consisteth in Christian men, united in one

    Leviathan

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