Origin of consummation
Examples from the Web for consummation
The demonstrations and riots in Ferguson, to a certain extent, are the consummation of the marriage between rage and love.
And yet the odds—not to mention the overwhelming political power of these two corporate behemoths—strongly favor a consummation.Is the Media Mega-Merger of TWC and Comcast a Match Made In Hell?|Lloyd Grove|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, killing bin Laden gave him the consummation he most devoutly wished, namely a fast-track to paradise.
The irruption of this motley crew with beat of drum, according to ancient custom, was the consummation of uproar and merriment.The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.|Washington Irving
This sonata marks the consummation of his evolution toward the acme of powerful expression.Edward MacDowell|Lawrence Gilman
For years and years they were faced with the most obvious threats to its consummation.The Pacific Triangle|Sydney Greenbie
To me Shakespeare—though not flawless, because human—is the crown and consummation of literature.Platform Monologues|T. G. Tucker
There could be only acquiescence and submission, and tremulous wonder of consummation.The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Word Origin and History for consummation
late 14c., "completion," from Latin consummationem (nominative consummatio), from consummat-, past participle stem of consummare "to sum up, finish," from com- "together" (see com-) + summa "sum, total," from summus "highest" (see sum). Sense of "completion of a marriage (by sexual intercourse)" is c.1530.