Usage examples for consolidate

  1. I always thought he was looking out for a wealthy wife, so as to consolidate his position; and he came near realizing his hopes. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  2. Worthington, with Duncan behind him, is trying to get possession of and consolidate all the railroads in the western part of that state. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  3. The children of scrofulous and consumptive parents are generally precocious, and their minds being early matured, they engage early in the business of life, and often enter the married state before their bodily frame has had time to consolidate. – The Maternal Management of Children, in Health and Disease. by Thomas Bull, M.D.
  4. The universal introduction of free labor is the surest way to consolidate the Union, and enable us to live together in harmony and peace. – An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia Maria Child
  5. The German South American Institute urgently emphasises the need of a more thorough and more stable system of German news supply: and official steps are now being taken in Germany to consolidate and extend such a system, in order to provide a permanent support of German influence in the future. – South America and the War by F. A. Kirkpatrick
  6. The few friends there have to be nursed and assisted to renew their activity and consolidate their work. – Japan Will Turn Ablaze! by Barbara R. Sims
  7. The terrific battle of Sekigahara left him master of the country; and he at once took measures to consolidate his power, and to perfect, even to the least detail, all the machinery of military government. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  8. Now it was time to stop in order to consolidate the gains to the national cause. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  9. In the early fifteenth century, during the Reformation era, German life and culture in its widest sense began to consolidate themselves, and at the same time to take on an originality which differentiated them from the general life and culture of Western Europe as it was during the Middle Ages. – German Culture Past and Present by Ernest Belfort Bax
  10. " At Quebec, in New France, August 15th, 1635." In order to consolidate his general scheme for the colonization of the country, Champlain desired that the missionaries should settle permanently among the Huron tribes. – The Makers of Canada: Champlain by N. E. Dionne
  11. She was his cousin, but cousins did marry now and then, and since the marriage would consolidate family interests, he imagined their relations would approve. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  12. The Act of Toleration had been itself based in great measure upon mere temporary considerations, there being a very strong wish to consolidate the Protestant interest against Papal aggression. – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  13. A night's heavy rain would consolidate the soil that blew about with every breeze, revive the suffering wheat and strengthen its abraded stalks against any further attack by the driving sand. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  14. In view of the institution's bad economic condition, it occurred to Father Martin to consolidate the two; to make one asylum of the municipal and the religious, and to put it under the strict rule of the religious one. – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  15. Don't grouch, advised Wallingford, grinning; consolidate. – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  16. In most of the cases, a daily bath for a few days or a week, followed by one every other day for a time, and, when the cure is about completed, a bath twice a week, to consolidate and confirm the good results obtained, has done me the best service. – The Electric Bath by George M. Schweig
  17. In this operation we did, and this, and the fact that our objective was necessarily limited in depth, caused us casualties, as the enemy artillery was not reached and opened on us before we had time to dig in and consolidate the position we had taken. – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt