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. Compare Middle French French . consistance
consistence ( , countable and uncountable plural ) consistences
( archaic ) The physical quality which is given by the degree of firmness, solidity, density, and viscosity; consistency.
Let the expressed juices be boiled into the
consistence of a sirup. The staying together, or
remaining in close relation, of non- physical things.
Her performance has lacked consistence over the last year.
This composer's musical work is of extraordinary consistence.
( obsolete ) Standing still; quiescence; state of rest.
( obsolete ) The condition of standing or adhering together, or being fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence; firmness; coherence; solidity.
Water, being divided, maketh many circles, till it restore itself to the natural
consistence. Jeremy Taylor
We are as water, weak, and of no
( obsolete ) That which stands together as a united whole; a combination.
The church of God, as meaning whole
consistence of orders and members.
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