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|present participle||consisting in|
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True strength does not consist in mere muscle.
His job apparently consisted in sitting behind a little table outside the Minister’s office.
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Breakfast consisted of dry bread and a cup of tea.
This year’s team, coached by Jeff Jackson, consisted entirely of college players.
My role seemed to consist of standing and smiling at people.
This is the American English definition of consist. View British English definition of consist.
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