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Definition existing by consent (willing agreement by everyone involved)
  • It was not consensual sex. She was drugged.
  • The purchase of the goods amounted to a consensual contract even though it was not in writing.
  • The sexual relationships between supervisors and "hourlies" are for the most part consensual.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • That the act with the suspect was not consensual but forcible.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Only if it's consensual.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Consensual sex, yes.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • In the days to come she would be given no choice and when she finally yielded up her own account of what happened in the library—in its way, far more shocking than Briony's, however consensual the encounter had been—it merely confirmed the general view that had formed: Mr. Turner was a dangerous man.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • So, Rodney, no matter whether certain behavior was consensual or not between the two of them, is it accurate to say that the defendant, Miss Clark, was extremely mad at the deceased, Chase Andrews?
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • After he'd had a few girls up to his room — none of Bernice's business, and they'd been quiet enough, apart from some pharmaceutically induced giggling and a lot of understandable moans — she'd manifested her views on consensual sex by making a bonfire of all Jimmy's jockey shorts.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Oryx and Crake

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