The fluids secreted from the mucous membranes of animals are of various kinds and consistencies.
How can you expect from them the proprieties and consistencies of a Christian life?
Somebody else may cipher out the whys and the wherefores and the consistencies of it—I haven't got time.
This varnish is used in three or four consistencies between which any degree of strength may be arranged by mixing.
Why, you may have mud of all consistencies, and of any depth.
Some particles of gravel trickled from the end of the spade, and even what was on it was of two colours and two consistencies.
1590s, "firmness of matter," from Medieval Latin consistentia or directly from Latin consistentem, from consistere (see consist). Meaning "state of being in agreement or harmony" (with something) is from 1650s; meaning "self-consistent" is from 1716.