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.
Only 27 percent accept the scientific consensus that anthropogenic climate change is real.
Bipartisan consensus is like when my doctor and my lawyer agree with my wife that I need help.Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam|P. J. O’Rourke|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not like New York, that never expresses an opinion until a sort of consensus has sweated up to the surface.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
It is a fact implied in the consensus of the various parts of the social body.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
The consensus of classical opinion, then, agrees that the purpose of rhetoric is persuasive public speaking.Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance|Donald Lemen Clark
A consensus of the opinions of antiquarians is that the Swastika had no foothold among the Egyptians.The Swastika|Thomas Wilson
Why, it would have taxed to the uttermost the experience and resources of any one among themselves, was the consensus of opinion.Forging the Blades|Bertram Mitford