consummation

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consummation

(kŏn″sŭ-mā′shŭn)
The first act of sexual intercourse after marriage.

consummation

The first act of sexual intercourse after marriage. Nowadays, this has mainly legal significance.
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His father must have been a most consummate villain, ever to have such a son.
Her picture, I suppose," blushing at the consummate art of her own question, "hangs in your father's room?
The man was a favorite with Raffles, who used him and tipped him with consummate tact, and he knew me only less well.
These worthies suffer in the flesh and do penance all their lives, I suppose, but they look like consummate famine-breeders.
It publishes itself in creatures, reaching from particles and spiculae through transformation on transformation to the highest symmetries, arriving at consummate results without a shock or a leap.
He avoided churches, buildings, and mono-rail cables with consummate ease as he conversed.
I have heard the great orators of many countries, but not even Gladstone himself could have pleased a cause with most consummate power than did this angular Negro, standing in a nimbus of sunshine, surrounded by the men who once fought to keep his race in bondage.
Herself a consummate coquette, she could not have maneuvered better on meeting a man she wished to attract.
A mighty man indeed must he be to bend it; yet Al-tan drew the shaft back until the stone point touched his left forefinger, and he did it with consummate ease.
And in league with it was whiskey, with all its consummate effrontery and vain-glory.
Never was there a more consummate love-making, with all the base intent of betrayal, than this cavalier seduction of Michael by the elderly, six-quart ship's steward.
Each of the inn servants of whom I inquired made it a matter of partisanship, and backed his favorite coach with the most consummate assurance.