Origin of consistent
Examples from the Web for consistently
Neither the Republican nor the Democratic party have done anything to consistently target Asian- American voters.
With that, there is no means to consistently measure progress.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Direct funds away from practices, policies, and programs that consistently fail to achieve measurable outcomes.
And since visual media is more compelling than any other medium, it is consistently their drug of choice.North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom|Lizzie Crocker|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He consistently met the requirements of his job, according to personnel records.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From such a list of our fare, it would seem as if we over-ate ourselves as consistently as the en pension visitors at the hotels.A Poor Man's House|Stephen Sydney Reynolds
A common division of fiction, though not consistently observed, is the novel and the romance.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism|F. V. N. Painter
When the storyteller continues the story after the thought break, opening quotation marks are consistently omitted.On Secret Service|William Nelson Taft
Can you, consistently with your oath to support the constitution, surrender the power?Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
The every-day usages of language do not at first sight seem to consistently observe this distinction.Illusions|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for consistently
- (of a set of statements) capable of all being true at the same time or under the same interpretation
- Also: sound (of a formal system) not permitting the deduction of a contradiction from the axiomsCompare complete (def. 5)
Word Origin and History for consistently
1570s, "standing firm, standing still," from Latin consistentem (nominative consistens), present participle of consistere (see consist). Modern sense of "agreeing" (with with) is first attested 1640s. Older sense survives in consistency. Related: Consistently.