consist of

phrasal verb

consisted of; consisting of; consists of
: to be formed or made up of (specified things or people)
Breakfast consisted of cereal, fruit, and orange juice.
Coal consists mostly of carbon.
His wardrobe consists almost entirely of jeans and T-shirts.
The crowd consisted mainly/largely of teenage girls.

Examples of consist of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike Ataturk, who came from the Ottoman Empire’s European provinces, Erdogan hails from Anatolia; his political base consists of pious Anatolians, many of whom never fully adopted Ataturk’s radically secularist project. Soner Cagaptay, Foreign Affairs, 19 Feb. 2024 The layout of this two-story home consists of two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Bay Area Home Report, The Mercury News, 19 Feb. 2024 Bowen had told me her fieldwork often consists of staring closely at a single sediment wall for several hours. Cassidy Randall, Rolling Stone, 18 Feb. 2024 The family homestead consists of modest cinder block structures with no running water. John Eligon Joao Silva, New York Times, 17 Feb. 2024 The new whiskey in question is the first in the brand’s Exploration Series, which will consist of two new bottles per year. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 16 Feb. 2024 Fan Service The Biden-Harris campaign seems eager to engage and excite a specific crowd, which consists of people who are part of either the Democratic establishment or an overly online crowd that has developed an intense fandom around electoral politics. Charlie Warzel, The Atlantic, 14 Feb. 2024 When lasers hit the outside of this capsule, their energy is converted into X-rays that then blast the fuel pellet, which consists of a diamond outer shell coated on the inside with deuterium and tritium fuel. IEEE Spectrum, 6 Feb. 2024 For the last decade, the Syrian Democratic Forces, which consists of fighters from the local Kurdish ethnic minority, has operated in eastern Syria with support from a U.S.-led international coalition that needed a local partner to battle the Islamic State group. Michael Levenson, New York Times, 5 Feb. 2024 See More

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“Consist of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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