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Definition agreement by a group as a whole
  • Moderates in the senate sought to build a consensus between both parties so that the budget could be passed.
  • The lack of consensus reflected differences in theoretical positions.
  • ...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  --,filter.all/pub_detail.asp (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • Those rights and obligations are based on an unstated consensus.
  • Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
    Michael Crichton
  • 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
  • We would like to reach a consensus on this issue.
  • 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
  • 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
  • He was hoping to build a political consensus behind launching an all-out attack on the Taliban.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • 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
  • The general consensus was that baseball was Randy's finest sport.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • By national consensus, it was a beautiful image.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • No, Van Buren was more even, an administrator dedicated to consensus-building and compromise.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • But getting back to your query, the consensus here is to let this thing play out a bit.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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