Consistent
Consistent Con*sist"ent, a. [L. consistens, p. pr.: cf. F. consistant.] 1. Possessing firmness or fixedness; firm; hard; solid. [1913 Webster]

The humoral and consistent parts of the body. --Harvey. [1913 Webster]

2. Having agreement with itself or with something else; having harmony among its parts; possesing unity; accordant; harmonious; congruous; compatible; uniform; not contradictory. [1913 Webster]

Show me one that has it in his power To act consistent with himself an hour. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

With reference to such a lord, to serve and to be free are terms not consistent only, but equivalent. --South. [1913 Webster]

3. Living or acting in conformity with one's belief or professions. [1913 Webster]

It was utterly to be at once a consistent Quaker and a conspirator. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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