Usage examples for consonant

  1. Use a before all words beginning with a consonant sound, and use an before words beginning with a vowel sound, h mute, or h initial, if the accent is on any other syllable than the first. – 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by B. A. Hathaway
  2. When the mouth is closed, as in the production of the consonant m, e. – The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song by F. W. Mott
  3. When tradition seems consonant with what Shakespeare has told us about himself, or with what Ben Jonson said of him, I shall use it with confidence. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  4. Loyal to both the allies, he managed to steer between their not always consonant aims while preserving his own independence, by taking what seemed, on the whole, the most liberal side in debated questions. – Cavour by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  5. No doubt the Genesis myth about Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden forms the background of it, but it is not consonant with the doctrine itself. – The New Theology by R. J. Campbell
  6. Applying these general considerations to the case of motion, we find that, even within the sphere of immediate sense- data, it is necessary, or at any rate more consonant with the facts than any other equally simple view, to distinguish instantaneous states of objects, and to regard such states as forming a compact series. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  7. Had Pitt remained in power, the Peace of Amiens would have been less one- sided, its maintenance more dignified; and the First Consul, who respected the strong but bullied the weak, would probably have acquiesced in a settlement consonant with the reviving prestige of England. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  8. Did words not exactly consonant with truth pass between the ladies in their correspondence? – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  9. She had shrunk back a little from it, timid before the suspicion that she might like Peter more tempestuously and unreasonably than was consonant with self- mastery. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  10. It is most consonant to the true philosophy of our historical legal institutions to say that the spirit of personal liberty and individual right, which they embodied, was preserved and developed by a progressive growth and wise adaptation to new circumstances and situations of the forms and processes found fit to give, from time to time, new expression and greater effect to modern ideas of self- government.... – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  11. Taylor adds that he was a man of an enlightened mind and extended views, and that it is now admitted his views were consonant with the best principles of education. – The Commercial Restraints of Ireland by John Hely Hutchinson
  12. If it was to be tolerated at all in correct society, it must at least be danced in a deliberate manner, consonant with the dignity of the English character. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  13. The old argument against miracles used to say that it is more consonant with experience that testimony should be false, than that a miracle should be true. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  14. The old account is probably the more reliable, as it is the more consonant with his previous career. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack