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  • Mad-Eye dead; it could not be.... Mad-Eye, so tough, so brave, the consummate survivor...At last it seemed to dawn on everyone, though nobody said it, that there was no point of waiting in the yard anymore, and in silence they followed Mr. And Mrs. Weasley back into the Burrow, and into the living room, where Fred and George were laughing together.†   (source)
  • His look of shock had to be genuine...unless Als were consummate actors.†   (source)
  • Priestesses of Isis took human lovers as symbolical stand-ins for the damaged Osiris, not unlike the way Lady Brett Ashley in the novel takes other lovers because she and Jake cannot consummate their passion.†   (source)
  • Celeste, the consummate fighter, was pulling for me.†   (source)
  • Up the table to his left was Admiral Sergey Gorshkov, who had disassociated himself from this affair with consummate skill, even producing a letter in which he had opposed Ramius' appointment to command the Red October.†   (source)
  • Reason had altogether left me, so that I was consummate rage, and when he came through the broken glass, we fought as we'd never fought before.†   (source)
  • They would have been happy from then on if Ursula's mother had not terrified her with all manner of sinister predictions about their offspring, even to the extreme of advising her to refuse to consummate the marriage.†   (source)
  • She reached out and rested her hand lightly on the gnarled root beside her, as if touching, with consummate delicacy, the shoulder of a friend or lover.†   (source)
  • Still, from the moment she accepted the liaison with Jean de Satigny, she knew that she would never consummate the marriage.†   (source)
  • My father called Mr. Melvin the consummate frat boy.†   (source)
  • He remained the consummate, quiet professional.†   (source)
  • Leff, the consummate showman, was unusually respectful, even demure before Judge Bowen.†   (source)
  • The damage might be done, but he did not have to sit by and permit the hags to consummate the feast.†   (source)
  • Captain Flume is already working on glowing press releases describing your valor over Ferrara, your deep and abiding loyalty to your outfit and your consummate dedication to duty.†   (source)
  • But soon the brainy Czech boy would transform himself into a prototype American fighting man: a tough, driven, and consummate leader, advancing without complaint toward what he came to understand was his certain death.†   (source)
  • He was the consummate cadet in all regards except that he wasn't eligible to serve.†   (source)
  • Who's more likely to be cast as a pedophile— the heroic cop and consummate family man ....or the sketchy vagrant who was doing work in the house?†   (source)
  • The proud, immensely shrewd French Foreign Minister had become one of the great figures of eighteenth-century Europe by dint of exceedingly hard work and by making himself a consummate man of the world.†   (source)
  • Underlying all this suspicion of reason on my part is the consummate belief that Sukeena possesses a wealth of knowledge that even Madame Lu may not match.†   (source)
  • A consummate example of skilled theoretical Nijinskys leaping ahead of history.†   (source)
  • War Relic displayed cherubic behavior, grabbed the lead out of the gate, and never relinquished it, winning with consummate ease.†   (source)
  • It will be years before Tommen is old enough to consummate the marriage.†   (source)
  • Carlos had mounted a strategy employing not one but seven, conceivably eight, decoys, all expendable, all led to their terrible death by the consummate self-protector.†   (source)
  • On-screen chemistry, tight plotting and camera work that made Bogart look like the consummate hero and Bacall the only woman who could stand up to him.†   (source)
  • Unaccountably, by an association of feeling that astonished her, she remembered what had conveyed to her recently the same sense of consummate joy as his.†   (source)
  • They chose to return, as if they had no choice, and what struck Alessandro above all was the consummate and decisive beauty of their fall.†   (source)
  • In addition to being the consummate public speaker, Lincoln is also a master storyteller.†   (source)
  • Maybe there would have been a plan to have one more child, a Files child to fully consummate this love, just in case Buddy had been a product of Thomas Rhodes.†   (source)
  • She moved among her flowers with consummate natural fluidity, enjoying the incommunicable pleasures of growing things with the patience and concentration of a watchmaker.†   (source)
  • Using consummate fieldcraft, I approached the chosen observation point in such a manner that the wolves could not possibly have seen me and, since the wind was from them to me, I was assured that they would have had no suspicion of my arrival.†   (source)
  • If you drive her away from here it will be over my dead—chair, has it never occurred to you that on one occasion you might be consummately wrong?†   (source)
  • In a large measure, however, his fertile and inventive ideas were successsful enough that it may be said that Hoss—in consummate travesty of the way that Koch and Ehrlich and Roentgen and others altered the face of medical science during the great German efflorescence of the last half of the previous century—worked upon the entire concept of mass murder a lasting metamorphosis.†   (source)
  • The bow had been consummate with grace, and when he lifted up, he was so big he looked very close to the eyes.†   (source)
  • The lower floors were given over to Chooka's famous Frab joint, where, for a sufficient sum, a consummate expert graciously MC'd the well-known vices for the hungry and upon occasion invented new vices for the satiated.†   (source)
  • He is a consummate gentleman and the finest chef we've ever had at Rowan!   (source)
    consummate = perfect (having a quality to an extreme degree)
  • He was the consummate handyman, a veritable knight in shining armor when puddles formed beneath kitchen sinks or when garbage disposals went on the blink.   (source)
    consummate = perfect
  • They were too drunk to consummate a marriage and subsequently asked that it be annulled.
  • "NO!" cried the bishop, red in the face now, a consummately consistent apparition.†   (source)
  • My lord father has commanded me to consummate this marriage.†   (source)
  • To my father life offered no finer pleasures or more consummate skills.†   (source)
  • For the consummate experience, I mean.†   (source)
  • It's the consummate experience.†   (source)
  • If we bring the girl to his bedside, he could say the words ...but to consummate, no ...I would suggest one of the twins, but the Starks hold them both at Riverrun.†   (source)
  • Not only was d'Anjou a consummate liar when it counted most and an opportunist of the first rank, but he was extraordinarily resourceful.†   (source)
  • When I returned here and the families of the clan accepted me as their new grimstborith, we thought it the perfect time to consummate our betrothal and become husband and wife.†   (source)
  • ; executive copy editor Artie Bennett for checking every word, real or invented, in Brisingr with such consummate care; Chip Gibson, head of the children's division at Random House; Knopf publishing director Nancy Hinkel for her unwavering support; Joan DeMayo, director of sales and her team (huzzah and many thanks!)†   (source)
  • The consummate diplomat's face became suddenly ashen; his thin, usually tight lips were now parted, his dark brows arched, his eyes wide and hollow.†   (source)
  • The consummate workingman, Jake was beer bellied and broad shouldered, with a toothpick wedged between his teeth and a NASCAR logo on his baseball cap.†   (source)
  • There were three structures of two attached houses each, separated by two Carlos was the consummate self-protector, so one had to assume that his Paris command post would be a fortress, employing every human and electronic security device that loyalty and high technology could provide.†   (source)
  • Sitting astride the four garbage cans on fourth division were four R Company upperclassmen with expressions of consummate sufferingon their faces.†   (source)
  • You have made peace between powers that never were at war," he said, happy about the news but choosing to make light of it, as if no one was supposed ever to think there had been any serious differences between him and the man he had earlier told Rush was a consummate intriguer.†   (source)
  • The Sudanese made round nets and tossed them mightily over the water, where they landed with a hiss, but European fish were too cagey for this technique, although now and then a fish was caught purely by accident, and thrown almost whole into a consummately dilute fish-and-potato stew.†   (source)
  • Grigorie-I say 'Grigorie' but I never called him that to his face; it was always 'General'—was a consummate strategist, the ultimate survivor, as well as a deeply committed "Breakthrough?" asked Bourne, stepping away from the window as Dimitri slammed down the phone.†   (source)
  • The man was either a consummate politician or truly benevolent and wise—Adams could not tell which—and though apprehensive that the sums demanded would be exorbitant, he felt there was no time to lose.†   (source)
  • While, on the one hand, the activity of her mind, and its thorough knowledge of all branches of domestic economy, enabled her almost wholly to relieve him from the caresincident to the concerns of private life; on the other, she was a friend whom it was his delight to consult in every perplexity of public affairs; and whose counsels never failed to partake of that happy harmony which prevailed in her character; in which intuitive judgment was blended with consummate prudence; the spirit of conciliation, with the spirit of her station, and the refinement of her sex.†   (source)
  • "I thought somehow you would see the light, that you would abandon your ways after that escapade with Doctor Katz"—the accent on Doctor was a consummate sneer—"I thought I'd warned you off after that smooching business in his car.†   (source)
  • Ezra was smooth as good bourbon, the consummate politician who Could talk honey as well as he could act vinegar.†   (source)
  • So then ultimately the Nazis had with consummate craft fashioned a death-in-life more terrible than death, and more calculatingly cruel because few of those doomed in the beginning—on that first day—could know that this bondage of torture, disease and starvation was only an evil simulacrum of life through which they would be voyaging irresistibly deathward.†   (source)
  • And something stern and commanding and consummately outraged in the voice of the man, whom she could barely see from her vantage point, caused an odd and pleasant chill to course up her back even as she reclined there in her feeble, prostrate helplessness.†   (source)
  • 'A consummate rascal, of course,' said Ferdinand, 'but remarkably clever!†   (source)
  • He very briefly directed the placing of Monsieur Rigaud in the midst of the party, put himself with consummate indifference at their head, gave the word 'march!' and so they all went jingling down the staircase.†   (source)
  • Scarlett exercised the same charms as Melanie but with a studied artistry and consummate skill.†   (source)
  • Under any clothes he wore, it gave him an air of consummate elegance.†   (source)
  • Perhaps in his fatalism he loved Henry the better of the two, seeing perhaps in the sister merely the shadow, the woman vessel with which to consummate the love whose actual object was the youth: —this cerebral Don Juan who, reversing the order, had learned to love what he had injured; perhaps it was even more than Judith or Henry either: perhaps the life, the existence, which they represented.†   (source)
  • Observe with what consummate art he builds up to his climax, keeping his meaning hidden until the very last word.†   (source)
  • But do you know," she stated with honest and consummate ignorance, "that there are some people who talk about me and call me a bad woman?†   (source)
  • The house was broken into many levels, following the ledges of the rock, rising as it rose, in gradual masses, in planes flowing together up into one consummate harmony.†   (source)
  • A consummate master would require no physical weapon at all; the power of his magic word would suffice.†   (source)
  • And on top of it all, he had the consummate gall to stand here in the road and insult her with his infamous proposals.†   (source)
  • Where the inherited symbols have been touched by a Lao Tze, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ, or Mohammed—employed by a consummate master of thespirit as a vehicle of the profoundest moral and metaphysical instruction—obviously we are in the presence rather of immense consciousness than of darkness.†   (source)
  • Moreover, he made it appear that he was incensed against her, and sent letters to all the kings, giving them to know that she had been stricken with madness by the Jinn.23 With the hero and the heroine both following the negative way, and between them the continent of Asia, it will require a miracle to consummate the union of this eternally predestined pair.†   (source)
  • "Then here's a compact," he went on, consummate actor.†   (source)
  • The mask of an inane fop had been a good one, and the part consummately well played.†   (source)
  • His father must have been a most consummate villain, ever to have such a son.†   (source)
  • On that night he had determined to consummate his crimes by my death.†   (source)
  • Now Crawley, from being only a brilliant amateur, had grown to be a consummate master of billiards.†   (source)
  • She was admirably finished; she had had the last touch; she was really a consummate piece.†   (source)
  • A change in the state of society works this miracle, and a few generations suffice to consummate it.†   (source)
  • The whole of that family are the most solemnly conceited and consummate blockheads!†   (source)
  • She looked consummately pretty, and the front of her dress was a wonderful work of art.†   (source)
  • It was indeed a part of Osmond's cleverness that he could look consummately uncompromised.†   (source)
  • And that was another most consummate vagabond!†   (source)
  • Blakeney slowly rose to his feet, and, making a deep and elaborate bow before his wife, he said with consummate gallantry,— "I had the pick of the market, Madame, and my taste is unerring."†   (source)
  • The combination of a certain adroitness with deep-seated earnestness, of tact with consummate ability, gave him his preeminence, and helps him maintain it.†   (source)
  • She has not merely art, consummate art-instinct, in her, but she has personality also; and you have often told me that it is personalities, not principles, that move the age.†   (source)
  • Early pictures taken on her father's estate at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, or in Rome at the Sacred Heart Convent—an educational extravagance that in her youth was only for the daughters of the exceptionally wealthy—showed the exquisite delicacy of her features, the consummate art and simplicity of her clothes.†   (source)
  • For the buttercups grew past numbering on this spot which they had chosen for their games among the grass, standing singly, in couples, in whole companies, yellow as the yolk of eggs, and glowing with an added lustre, I felt, because, being powerless to consummate with my palate the pleasure which the sight of them never failed to give me, I would let it accumulate as my eyes ranged over their gilded expanse, until it had acquired the strength to create in my mind a fresh example of absolute, unproductive beauty; and so it had been from my earliest childhood, when from the tow-path I had stretched out m†   (source)
  • Half-paralyzed by the strange and consummate horror of the scene he let Sue lie, cut the cords with his pocket-knife and threw the three children on the bed; but the feel of their bodies in the momentary handling seemed to say that they were dead.†   (source)
  • The terrible sea, the frail boat, the storms, the suffering, the strangeness and isolation of the situation,—all that should have frightened a robust woman,—seemed to make no impression upon her who had known life only in its most sheltered and consummately artificial aspects, and who was herself all fire and dew and mist, sublimated spirit, all that was soft and tender and clinging in woman.†   (source)
  • She came forward quickly into the moonlight, and, as soon as he saw her, he said, with that air of consummate gallantry he always wore when speaking to her,— "At your service, Madame!"†   (source)
  • At the end of his life he had become, on his own ground, as mellow as he was rich; he combined consummate shrewdness with the disposition superficially to fraternise, and his "social position," on which he had never wasted a care, had the firm perfection of an unthumbed fruit.†   (source)
  • Herself a consummate coquette, she could not have maneuvered better on meeting a man she wished to attract.†   (source)
  • I could only conceive this singular behavior to arise from a consummate self-conceit assuming the vulgar airs of patronage and protection.†   (source)
  • She would shoot with consummate velocity from the roof to the hall, yet would be in full possession of her breath and dignity on the moment of her arrival there.†   (source)
  • In the midst of this consummate acting, however, the volcano that raged within caused his eyes to glare, and his nostrils to dilate, like those of some wild beast that is suddenly prevented from taking the fatal leap.†   (source)
  • The intimacy between these two was by this time consummate, but I must content myself with noting but a few of its features.†   (source)
  • Ralph was universally looked up to, and recognised among his fellows as a superior genius, but upon Arthur Gride his stern unyielding character and consummate art had made so deep an impression, that he was actually afraid of him.†   (source)
  • Then, steering his Nautilus with consummate dexterity, he skillfully dodged the masses of ice, some of which measured several miles in length, their heights varying from seventy to eighty meters.†   (source)
  • In those fields the general finds his tasks, the greatest of which is the reduction of the many into one, and that one himself; the consummate captain is a fighting-man armed with an army.†   (source)
  • It publishes itself in creatures, reaching from particles and spicula, through transformation on transformation to the highest symmetries, arriving at consummate results without a shock or a leap.†   (source)
  • Then added, by command, that at some time during the twenty-four hours I would consummate the miracle, but would first give a brief notice; by flags on the castle towers if in the daytime, by torch-baskets in the same places if at night.†   (source)
  • The house of the Duke of Bracciano is one of the most delightful in Rome, the duchess, one of the last heiresses of the Colonnas, does its honors with the most consummate grace, and thus their fetes have a European celebrity.†   (source)
  • I remarked that the people frequently displayed, in the conduct of affairs, a consummate mixture of ignorance and presumption; and I inferred that in America, men are liable to the same failings and the same absurdities as amongst ourselves.†   (source)
  • "Where is the original?" asked Madame de Bellegarde, in a voice which was really a consummate negation of impatience.†   (source)
  • With consummate skill he has set his trap with a hair spring to catch comfort and independence, and then, as he turned away, got his own leg into it.†   (source)
  • — No communication — a — until — Miss Wickfield — a — redress from wrongs inflicted by consummate scoundrel — HEEP!'†   (source)
  • Should he impose his galleys on those two dazzling children, or should he consummate his irremediable engulfment by himself?†   (source)
  • He knew the consummate manner in which a savage could conceal his designs, and he felt that it would be a culpable weakness to be unprepared for the worst.†   (source)
  • His savage barbarity was equalled only by the consummate coolness with which he committed the grossest and most savage deeds upon the slaves under his charge.†   (source)
  • To my astonishment the persons who now advanced into the vacant space around the mountain fire bore surplices and other priestly garments, mitres, crosiers, and a confusion of Popish and Protestant emblems with which it seemed their purpose to consummate the great act of faith.†   (source)
  • With his consummate knowledge of the nature of the people with whom he had to deal, he anticipated every measure on which they decided; and it might almost be said, that, in many instances, he knew their intentions, even before they became known to themselves.†   (source)
  • A consummate sense of her aunt's meddlesome folly had come over her during the last five minutes, and she was sickened at the thought that Mrs. Penniman had been let loose, as it were, upon her happiness.†   (source)
  • Andrea, on whose arm hung one of the most consummate dandies of the opera, was explaining to him rather cleverly, since he was obliged to be bold to appear at ease, his future projects, and the new luxuries he meant to introduce to Parisian fashions with his hundred and seventy-five thousand livres per annum.†   (source)
  • Man, searching by his intellect into the divine conception, and seeing that order is the purpose of God, freely combines to prosecute the great design; and whilst he sacrifices his personal interests to this consummate order of all created things, expects no other recompense than the pleasure of contemplating it.†   (source)
  • Becky, the nightingale, took the flowers which he threw to her and pressed them to her heart with the air of a consummate comedian.†   (source)
  • A general yell expressed the delight of the spectators, and the Moose felt his heart soften a little towards the prisoner, whose steadiness of nerve alone enabled him to give this evidence of his consummate skill.†   (source)
  • '"In appearing before you to denounce probably the most consummate Villain that has ever existed,"' Mr. Micawber, without looking off the letter, pointed the ruler, like a ghostly truncheon, at Uriah Heep, '"I ask no consideration for myself.†   (source)
  • With such courtesies as these, and many low bows, and the same cold sneer upon his face all the while, Ralph busied himself in showing his visitors downstairs, and otherwise than by the slightest possible motion about the corners of his mouth, returned no show of answer to the look of admiration with which Sir Mulberry Hawk seemed to compliment him on being such an accomplished and most consummate scoundrel.†   (source)
  • Neither yours nor any man's death is needed to consummate the series of my being and accomplish that which must be done, but it requires my own.†   (source)
  • Conducted to the ladies, at the Ship Inn, Dobbin assumed a jovial and rattling manner, which proved that this young officer was becoming a more consummate hypocrite every day of his life.†   (source)
  • At which kind of speech the Captain would laugh in rather an absurd constrained manner, and turn off the conversation, like a consummate man of the world, to some topic of general interest, such as the Opera, the Prince's last ball at Carlton House, or the weather—that blessing to society.†   (source)
  • And as for the separation scene from the child, while Becky was reciting it, Emmy retired altogether behind her pocket-handkerchief, so that the consummate little tragedian must have been charmed to see the effect which her performance produced on her audience.†   (source)
  • And here he paused, reflecting on his own consummate hypocrisy; for the day was as fine, and the sunshine as bright as it ever is in Coffin Court, where the Tapioca Coffee-house is situated: and Mr. Dobbin remembered that he had seen Mrs. Sedley himself only an hour before, having driven Osborne down to Fulham in his gig, and left him there tete-a-tete with Miss Amelia.†   (source)
  • Like a great General, his genius used to rise with the danger, and when the luck had been unfavourable to him for a whole game, and the bets were consequently against him, he would, with consummate skill and boldness, make some prodigious hits which would restore the battle, and come in a victor at the end, to the astonishment of everybody—of everybody, that is, who was a stranger to his play.†   (source)
  • "Her picture, I suppose," blushing at the consummate art of her own question, "hangs in your father's room?"†   (source)
  • It is necessary, therefore, if we desire to discuss this matter thoroughly, to inquire whether these innovators can rely on themselves or have to depend on others: that is to say, whether, to consummate their enterprise, have they to use prayers or can they use force?†   (source)
  • I find thou hast the most consummate effrontery to dare to mention so presumptuous a design!   (source)
    consummate = complete or utter (having a quality to an extreme degree)
  • I was now shut in the room of a rural inn, awaiting a completely different husband, whom I scarcely knew, with firm orders to consummate a forced marriage, at risk of my life and liberty.†   (source)
  • In any case he had a consummate amount of cool assurance intercepting people at that hour of the night or morning.†   (source)
  • Gerty stifled a smothered exclamation and gave a nervous cough and Edy asked what and she was just going to tell her to catch it while it was flying but she was ever ladylike in her deportment so she simply passed it off with consummate tact by saying that that was the benediction because just then the bell rang out from the steeple over the quiet seashore because Canon O'Hanlon was up on the altar with the veil that Father Conroy put round his shoulders giving the benediction with the Blessed Sacrament in his hands.†   (source)
  • Do you the office, friar; which consummate, Return him here again.†   (source)
  • She is all over, both in mind and body, consummate perfection.†   (source)
  • I do but stay till your marriage be consummate, and then go I toward Arragon.†   (source)
  • So from the root
    Springs lighter the green stalk, from thence the leaves
    More aery, last the bright consummate flower
    Spirits odorous breathes: flowers and their fruit,
    Man's nourishment, by gradual scale sublimed,
    To vital spirits aspire, to animal,
    To intellectual; give both life and sense,
    Fancy and understanding; whence the soul
    Reason receives, and reason is her being,
    Discursive, or intuitive; discourse
    Is oftest yours, the latter most is ours,
    Differing but in degree, of kind the same.†   (source)
  • I was struck with a profound veneration at the sight of Brutus, and could easily discover the most consummate virtue, the greatest intrepidity and firmness of mind, the truest love of his country, and general benevolence for mankind, in every lineament of his countenance.†   (source)
  • "Blessed be God," said Don Quixote when he had heard Don Lorenzo's sonnet, "that among the hosts there are of irritable poets I have found one consummate one, which, señor, the art of this sonnet proves to me that you are!"†   (source)
  • To say the truth, perfect beauty in both sexes is a more irresistible object than it is generally thought; for, notwithstanding some of us are contented with more homely lots, and learn by rote (as children to repeat what gives them no idea) to despise outside, and to value more solid charms; yet I have always observed, at the approach of consummate beauty, that these more solid charms only shine with that kind of lustre which the stars have after the rising of the sun.†   (source)
  • well to know
    Her own, that what she wills to do or say,
    Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best:
    All higher knowledge in her presence falls
    Degraded; Wisdom in discourse with her
    Loses discountenanced, and like Folly shows;
    Authority and Reason on her wait,
    As one intended first, not after made
    Occasionally; and, to consummate all,
    Greatness of mind and Nobleness their seat
    Build in her loveliest, and create an awe
    About her, as a guard angelick placed.†   (source)
  • To say the truth, I a little question whether mere man ever arrived at this consummate degree of excellence, as well as whether there hath ever existed a monster bad enough to verify that —nulla virtute redemptum A vitiis—[*] [*] Whose vices are not allayed with a single virtue in Juvenal; nor do I, indeed, conceive the good purposes served by inserting characters of such angelic perfection, or such diabolical depravity, i†   (source)
  • Now Heaven in all her glory shone, and rolled
    Her motions, as the great first Mover's hand
    First wheeled their course: Earth in her rich attire
    Consummate lovely smiled; air, water, earth,
    By fowl, fish, beast, was flown, was swum, was walked,
    Frequent; and of the sixth day yet remained:
    There wanted yet the master-work, the end
    Of all yet done; a creature, who, not prone
    And brute as other creatures, but endued
    With sanctity of reason, might erect
    His stature, and upright with fron†   (source)
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