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Definition agreement by a group as a whole
  • The lack of consensus reflected differences in philosophical positions.
consensus = generally agreed upon understanding
  • Moderates in the senate sought to build a consensus between both parties so that the budget could be passed.
  • consensus = general agreement
  • Excessive reliance on consensus is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
    Michael Crichton
  • consensus = generally agreed upon understanding
  • The United States should continue to express strong reservations about any WTO competition discipline, until there is a broader consensus about what antitrust law is, and is not.
    Diane Wood  --  Cooperation and Convergence in International Antitrust
  • consensus = generally agreed upon understanding
  • The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel.
    Terry Pratchett
  • consensus = generally agreed upon understanding
  • But as the months passed and I had the opportunity to ponder McCandless s death at greater length, the less plausible this consensus seemed.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • consensus = generally agreed upon understanding
  • He was hoping to build a political consensus behind launching an all-out attack on the Taliban.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • consensus = agreement by a group as a whole
  • But the general consensus is that Shawn was standing near the brink, and for no reason at all stepped backward and lost his footing.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • consensus = generally agreed upon understanding
  • The unspoken consensus was that a meaningful victory like the one at Blaxik would never be theirs again.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • consensus = agreed understanding
  • Many people thought it was the weather, and others blamed the moon, but the general consensus of opinion held that the trouble began at the time that Rhyme and Reason were banished.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • consensus = generally agreed upon understanding
  • Over the years, many potential explanations have been examined and debated, and the consensus appears to be that that region was plagued by a particularly virulent strain of what sociologists call a "culture of honor."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • consensus = generally agreed upon understanding
  • In all these cases the children were too young to give any properly intelligible account of themselves, but the consensus of their excuses is that they had been with a "bloofer lady."
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • consensus = generally agreed upon understanding
  • We would like to reach a consensus on this issue.
  • consensus = generally agreed upon understanding
  • Since my colleagues and I can come to no consensus, it has been agreed that we will let the victors decide.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • With the consensus of the entire Council, I can make you immortal.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Stave off doubts, eliminate the questions, be as outraged as the people themselves and march to the drums of consensus.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • They had no means of consensus.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • That is the general consensus among.... people who pay attention to such things.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • But at the meeting today, the consensus on the World Bank team had seemed to be that Justice—the prisoners—would get only 20 percent of the loan.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Johnny nodded, "Unlike a human personality which can... I believe the consensus is... be destroyed at death, my own consciousness cannot be terminated.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion

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