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A wine consumption map of the U.S. is as fallible as that wine map of Europe.
The highest per capita wine consumption in the world is in the Vatican.
But we have a long way to go before we can match the French in individual consumption.
The system is truck-mounted and road-mobile, as are the big and conspicuous radars that stood next to it on display.How China Will Track—and Kill—America’s Newest Stealth Jets|Bill Sweetman|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the video, Brown misspoke slightly on the number of turkeys killed each year for consumption.
The doctrine of international free trade, albeit the most conspicuous of its applications, was but one case under the general law.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
To-day men of science are trying to conquer the horrors of cancer and smallpox, and rabies and consumption.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Here was none of the old-time stiffness of Capheaton, and there was a conspicuous absence of dead masters and their pupils.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The movements which its active motion causes among the corpuscles render it conspicuous.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The cost of erection and the consumption of coal are not above one-third of a Boulton and Watt's, to perform the same work.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
British Dictionary definitions for conspicuous consumption
Cultural definitions for conspicuous consumption
Buying unnecessary and expensive products and services as a way to show off wealth. The term was coined by U.S. economist Thorstein Veblen in The Theory of the Leisure Class.