Is the phrase consensus of opinion redundant?
Examples of consensus in a Sentence
- Yet despite this and other dust-ups during the convention, the general consensus is that Episcopalians weathered this one with their customary civility intact. —Antonio Ramirez, Commonweal, 12 Sept. 1997
- Despite years of debate over the best wine to serve at Thanksgiving, no real consensus has emerged. —Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, 30 Nov. 1995
- Beyond the general goal of sustainability, there was little consensus at the conference on how to get from here to there. —Constance Holden, Science, 6 July 1990
- … it is the consensus of opinion that the Iceni in their geographic isolation remained 'Celtic' … —Antonia Fraser, The Warrior Queens, 1988
Everyone on the council seems to understand the need for consensus.
There is a lack of consensus among the citizens.
The decision was made by consensus.
Recent Examples of consensus from the Web
Brown, a consensus four-star recruit out of Warren East High School in Bowling Green, redshirted his first year in 2015.
Marshall, a two-time consensus All-American linebacker, was inducted in September 2007, a year after the other four members were put into the Ring of Honor as part of the 100-year celebration of Gators football.
In a two-party system consensus is not highly valued, and ways of thwarting it are easily found.
Five years ago, a group of civic leaders came close to consensus on a proposal to reform our tax code.
With a rise of anti-immigrant parties in Europe, the EU has been forced to search even harder for a consensus on the core principles of the bloc.
Vice president of baseball operations Brady Anderson helped create a consensus for the plan with Showalter, executive vice president Dan Duquette, farm director Brian Graham and pitching coach Roger McDowell.
That prompted Ryan and GOP leaders to convene negotiations aimed at writing a consensus Republican bill that could pass the House to forestall passage of more liberal bipartisan bills that would pass with mostly Democratic votes.
In addition to ACC Player of the Year honors, Bagley was named national freshman of the year and a consensus first-team All-America.
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meeting of minds;
CONSENSUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of consensus for English Language Learners
: a general agreement about something : an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group
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