noun, plural con·sen·sus·es.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH consensuscensus, consensus (see usage note at the current entry)
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Example sentences from the Web for consensus
“The intelligence community consensus is that Russia continues to try to influence our elections,” Wray said.Election live updates: Trump returns to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Step one was trying to form consensus, and step two was tbd.
There’s a broad consensus among bond investors that if rates on longer-term government debt start to creep up, as they’ve occasionally threatened to, then the Fed can and will step in.America’s $20 trillion debt is getting cheaper as it grows|McKenna Moore|September 12, 2020|Fortune
The overwhelming consensus of the scientific community was to call into question the credibility of the president’s statement.On COVID-19 vaccines, Big Pharma knows to just say ‘no’|matthewheimer|September 11, 2020|Fortune
At the same time, he added, “There’s already a sort of consensus developing that if any country develops a vaccine, of course they’ll keep a higher proportion for within their country.”More than manufacturing: India’s homegrown COVID vaccines could transform its pharma industry|Naomi Xu Elegant|September 6, 2020|Fortune
But there is no consensus about what the attrition of ISIS looks like.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It all began, the consensus seems to be, with the red jungle fowl.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The consensus leans toward forbidding it, though some people of knowledge think it permissible.
The consensus among the legal establishment is that Wilson will not be indicted.
Fifty years later, the Reagan consensus prevails, it seems to me, more so than Roosevelt consensus.
It was the consensus of opinion that the only thing that prevented his swimming was his curls.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
The Negros chief danger lies in a consensus of evil opinion concerning him.The Soul of John Brown|Stephen Graham
Did it depend on legend alone we might, however strong the consensus of testimony, harbor some doubt about it.American Hero-Myths|Daniel G. Brinton
The consensus of opinion before the Committee is that there is a lack of spiritual values in the community.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents|Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
The consensus in illusion was wonderful, but let us grant, for the sake of argument, that it was possible.Cock Lane and Common-Sense|Andrew Lang