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  • v. Present participle of consign.


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  • The dotation of Persian queens consisted in consigning to them the revenue of certain cities, in various parts of the kingdom, for defraying their personal and domestic expenditure.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • And certainly, whatever might be Horace O'Brian's motive in consigning his children to the convent, he could hardly have done a wiser thing; for the practical example of the subdued temper, the meekness and gentleness, of the daily life of Clotilde and her nuns, did not fail to have a most beneficial influence upon them, which lasted all their life.

    Zoe: The History of Two Lives

  • She thought instinctively of Sodom and Gomorrah, and she saw righteously with her mind's eye for a moment an angel with a flaming sword consigning to destruction these offending mansions and their owners as symbols of mammon and contraband to God.

    Unleavened Bread

  • She had been deeply interested by the accounts she had received from the admiral himself of the gentle, unoffending character of the islanders; and she revolted at the idea of consigning them to the horrors of slavery, without even an effort for their conversion.

    The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic — Volume 2

  • By keeping the problem out of sight and consigning it to the realm of the “personal,” the culture enables our natural tendencies toward denial, procrastination, and silence.

    Letting Go of My Father

  • Our generation's response to this challenge will be judged by history, for if we fail to meet it — boldly, swiftly, and together — we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe.

    An Ominous Story

  • There can't be much that's worse than consigning your child to an adulthood of obesity, ill-health and stigma, and all because you were too flaky to breastfeed.

    Adult obesity study demands scepticism

  • You can try, severing all contacts with anything to do with gender dysphoria, trying to “put this all behind you”, consigning both communications of support and condemnation to the bit-bucket.

    RIP, Mike Penner « Dating Jesus

  • Others surprise us by forming a new line, consigning the old to extinction.

    Yes I'm that crazy old mountain man...

  • So the government will push for natural resource production and processing in Sumatra, consigning that region to, say, palm oil for the next decade.

    Jakarta's Wrong Turn


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