Usage examples for consensus

  1. You take up, however, the lectures of Hudson or the charming study of Dowden, and you find that criticism is becoming, not merely an art, depending on certain instincts and tastes, but a science, building slowly a well- settled body of laws and rules, and shaping already a well defined consensus of judgment. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  2. There was Fulton's steamboat of a century ago: a French Consensus, including the great Napoleon, made fun of it. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  3. In the face of a powerful consensus against even the possibility of a Future Life, to content one's self with saying that Science pretended to no argument in favor of it would be at once impertinent and dishonest. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  4. Then take the consensus of their opinion, unless your own view is decided, clear, and emphatic. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  5. It is trusting to a consensus of common human voices rather than to some isolated or arbitrary record. – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  6. This was the consensus of opinion. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  7. In spite of a sharp consensus of parental disapproval, there was a continual flashing of code between Lilly, the Kemble twins, and Lester Eli at the larger table. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  8. There was a consensus of opinion that the workmanship of Irish laces was good, and that it could be applied to better materials than those ordinarily used, and that its methods were suited to render a greater variety of patterns than those usually attempted. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  9. There is a certain consensus of opinion as to what properly comes under the title, even among those who differ widely as to what is the proper definition of philosophy. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  10. They were not quite of one mind, but they were so far agreed that what they had to say might be fairly regarded as a consensus of opinion. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  11. Looked at even from a human standpoint, the consensus of a world- wide, ancient, organized society like the Roman Church cannot but exert a powerful pressure on the minds of its individual members. – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  12. Longinus tells us that an unassailable verdict upon the sublime must be the consensus of different ages, pursuits, tastes and walks in life. – Platform Monologues by T. G. Tucker
  13. I hope we can have a constructive bipartisan dialogue this year to build a consensus which will lead eventually to the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  14. Let us not, therefore, hesitate to oppose this utterance of Peter, which cites the consensus of the prophets, to ever so many legions of the Sententiaries. – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  15. The general consensus of humanity, they say, shows that there are gods, and gods which in mind, if not also in visual appearance, resemble man. – Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray
  16. And this estimate, it may be well to confess, is not personal to the present writer, who has no skill in music and scant acquaintance with its intricacies; it is the outcome of a disinterested endeavor to discover the consensus of expert opinion, free from any racial bias. – Inquiries and Opinions by Brander Matthews
  17. However, the consensus of opinion is that from one to three inches are best in humid districts, but that, everything considered, four inches is the best depth under dry- farm conditions. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe
  18. It merely expressed the consensus of all loyal Lutherans, and applied the truths contained in the existing symbols to the questions raised in the various controversies. – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  19. The consensus of opinion of the white papers in the State was that the negro had not been fairly treated, and that better treatment would be one of the most effective means of checking the migration. – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott