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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
1830, The Veterinarian
When it was brought to the school it discharged from its right nostril, a whitish, viscid, clotty matter, which, although of little
consistence, strongly adhered to the sides of the nostril.
( 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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