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consist of (something)

To be made up of (something). Your grade consists of several factors, such as homework, projects, and test scores.
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consist of someone or something

to include people or things; to be made up of people or things. This bread consists of flour, water, sugar, oil, and yeast. The U.S. Senate consists of two elected officials from each state.
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consist of

To have something as components; be made up of something: The English test consisted of four essays.
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The first party consisted of Pfuel and his adherents- military theorists who believed in a science of war with immutable laws- laws of oblique movements, outflankings, and so forth.
The fifth party consisted of those who were adherents of Barclay de Tolly, not so much as a man but as minister of war and commander in chief.
The seventh party consisted of the sort of people who are always to be found, especially around young sovereigns, and of whom there were particularly many round Alexander- generals and imperial aides-de-camp passionately devoted to the Emperor, not merely as a monarch but as a man, adoring him sincerely and disinterestedly, as Rostov had done in 1805, and who saw in him not only all the virtues but all human capabilities as well.
The eighth and largest group, which in its enormous numbers was to the others as ninety-nine to one, consisted of men who desired neither peace nor war, neither an advance nor a defensive camp at the Drissa or anywhere else, neither Barclay nor the Emperor, neither Pfuel nor Bennigsen, but only the one most essential thing- as much advantage and pleasure for themselves as possible.
1, 2007 (the cut-off date), the receivables consisted of $451 million in loans to prime quality obligors.
consisted of an airborne survey and ground geophysics, resulting in outlining several drill-ready targets.
operation in the early 1990s consisted of an open pit mine and a gravimetric-heap leach plant, recovering gold from veins in oxidized bedrock (saprolite) beneath the garimpos (alluvial gold workings) on one small part of the Gradaus property.
Work to date consisted of line cutting, soil geochemical sampling, mapping, rock sampling and an induced polarization survey.
As of the cut-off dates, series 2004-A consisted of approximately 38.
As of July 31, 2005 (the cut-off date), the receivables consisted of $1.
As of May 31, 2005 (the cut-off date), the receivables consisted of $1.
Advertiser A's campaign consisted of a bi-weekly newsletter with no incentive;
Mineralization there consisted of disseminated copper minerals in Revett quartzites.
The drilling at the Norra property consisted of 17 core holes totaling 2677.
It is currently anticipated that general and administrative expenses in 2000 should be substantially lower than experienced in 1999 for existing operations, since approximately 45% of the 1999 amount consisted of bonuses and other compensation that was paid in stock and which are not expected to continue at the same level.