Unanimous is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of unanimous, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - acting together as a single undiversified whole
EXAMPLES - Unanimous in a Sentence
- They passed by something known as unanimous consent. (source)
- Also, the so-called unanimous testimony of the early church: (source)
- "It has to be unanimous, which is really crazy," Kopinski said. (source)
- So much of the business is done by what we call unanimous consent agreements. (source)
- Well, the council's decisions have to be unanimous, which isn't easy with 600 points of view. (source)
- But Stone withdrew the measure after it became clear he would not gain unanimous board support. (source)
- Seattle City Council member Sally Clark agreed, calling the unanimous boycott vote, "a statement of values." (source)
- This is called unanimous consent - a move reserved, generally, for bills that are clear and non-controversial. (source)
- I am told that those three directors were aware of that letter and others that used the word unanimous and approved it. (source)
- Now that could happen even without most of the members there, if all would agree to have what is called unanimous consent. (source)
- That change resulted in unanimous Senate repudiation of that veto which made Bagojovich push his self-agrandizement agenda. (source)
- They're going to try to get what is known as unanimous consent, otherwise known as total agreement to pass this legislation. (source)
- The letter to Brown calls the stance of local government "unanimous" - the definition of which Reeves indicates is still evolving. (source)
- Mbeki said details of the "unanimous" agreement would be released after the formal signing ceremony Monday in Harare that regional and (source)
- AND IN AN OVERSIGHT, the final vote for board chairman was incorrectly called unanimous in Wednesday's New Hampshire Union Leader story. (source)
- In the end, the bill was passed through a process known as unanimous consent, where all 100 senators agreed to pass the bill without a voice vote. (source)
- Mr. Barroso called his unanimous selection "extraordinary" and "a sign of the respect I've always shown all EU members, rich or poor, large or small." (source)
- Neighbors, who have rallied en masse against what they consider a community-gouging land grab, called the unanimous vote a long shot, but a good gamble. (source)
- These agreements, though, are sometimes subject to what's called a unanimous consent request - if just one senator objects, the entire process can shut down. (source)
- Democratic and Republican leaders had agreed to pass a one-month extension through a process known as unanimous consent, in which no formal vote was required. (source)
- The bill, which extends funding for the FAA until Sept. 16, was passed quietly on a near-empty Senate floor through a procedural maneuver known as unanimous consent. (source)
- While Mr. Hayes retired from the presidency by what might be called unanimous consent, he had created conditions which made possible the success of his party in 1880. (source)
- Skilling's lawyer, Dan Petrocelli, called the unanimous decision "an exhilarating victory" and predicted a lower court will be forced to dismiss all charges against his client. (source)
- The current Senate has passed, by the way, 855 bills in secret by so-called unanimous consent, which is simply a code expression for passing it without public debate or even a vote. (source)
- In 2008, the three-judge appeals panel found the verdict form potentially misleading, given its repeated use of the word unanimous,'' even in the section on mitigating circumstances. (source)
- Wisdom's children are herein unanimous, one and all, they have all a complacency in the methods of grace which divine wisdom takes, and think never the worse of them for their being ridiculed by some. (source)
- Employing the so-called "unanimous consent" procedure which took less than 30 seconds, two senators were present to approve a House-passed bill extending FAA's operating authority through mid-September. (source)
- SCHNEIDER: Well, Democrats are virtually unanimous, that is rank-and-file Democratic voters across the country, are virtually unanimous in opposing the president's policy in Iraq and so are the candidates. (source)
- This war, and much as it is, with Britain unanimous and determined as she is, was inevitable in the very nature of things, and did not depend upon an incident here and there, a detail trivial and avoidable. (source)
- Last week Hunter and Kane -- backed by eight career Colorado prosecutors who had consulted on the case -- said only that the decision was "unanimous," fudging whether the grand jury had even voted on the matter. (source)
- And to the left wing loons on this commentary moaning about the terrible conservatives on the court, you conveniently either overlooked the fact that Sotomayor agreed with them or you don't know what "unanimous" means. (source)
- During a meeting with his Cabinet on Wednesday, President Obama urged Congress to use a procedural maneuver called unanimous consent to pass the short-term operating authority and leave the partisan fight for another day. (source)
- Meanwhile, James Moody, an attorney for the mercury-autism group Safe Minds, called the unanimous vote a "huge win" for parents who want more vaccine research, but said the idea deserved more than just a commitment to a feasibility study. (source)
- The bill, passed by a procedure known as "unanimous consent," will restore the agency's authorities, including its ability to collect an estimated $30 million a day in airline-ticket taxes and to issue payments for airport-construction projects. (source)
- The report added that ANC spokesman Smuts Ngonyama said the NEC was "unanimous" during the deliberations and that the question of whether Selebi should stand down "did not even arise" as members were told that the issue was being handled at government level. (source)
- Kerry called the unanimous support for the resolution "equally a tribute to Ted and his brothers who gave so much to our country as well as a reminder to every senator who will ever serve here of the legacy of public service and duty to country that they inherit." (source)
- Senator Thomas of Colorado, speaking of what he terms the impossibility of the nations of the world joining in unanimous regulations concerning Labour, etc., says, "Class legislation is deplorable in domestic jurisdictions; it will prove intolerable when it becomes international." (source)
- Democrats proposed a rule, called a unanimous consent agreement, preventing lawmakers from using money from the Social Security fund or a new in-home care insurance program for other reform programs, and another that would require lawmakers to post amendments online before formally offering them. (source)
- A verdict, that is, a unanimous decision from these twelve men as to Alaric's guilt, was necessary; it might be that three would think him innocent, and nine guilty, or that any other division of opinion might take place; but such divisions among a jury are opposed to the spirit of the British constitution. (source)
- How did a bill that could make it more difficult -- or that even appears to make it more difficult -- for borrowers to fight foreclosure win unanimous approval from the world's greatest deliberative body without debate when a notarization scandal has already halted the biggest banks 'foreclosures in 23 states? (source)
- One of the board members who has over 55 years of service with the post who wished to remain unanimous spoke out, "Gyi had us all fooled, that lying son of a bitch told the wildest stories you had ever heard, the guy is nuts!", continuing on the member said, "He has done so much for local county vets such as raising money and veterans issues." (source)
- Such as had courage to lift up a warning voice were soon silenced by the universal clamor of the opposite party; and although the war was opposed by some of the ablest men in the kingdom, men inferior to none of those who have come more especially within my notice, and whom I have named to you, yet it is termed a unanimous decision, and so will be reported at Rome. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 41.0, which suggests that "unanimous" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 34 synonyms for unanimous.
accepted, accordant, agreed, agreeing, as one, assenting, collective, combined, common, communal, concerted, concordant, concurrent, consensual, consentient, consistent, consonant, harmonious, homogeneous, in complete accord, like-minded, of one mind, popular, public, shared, single, solid, undisputed, undivided, unified, united, universal, unquestioned, with one voice
We have 2 antonyms for unanimous.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of unanimous from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.
- (adjective) Based on or characterized by complete assent or agreement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Based on unanimity, assent or agreement.
- (adjective) Sharing the same views or opinions, and being in harmony or accord.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Being of one mind; agreeing in opinion, design, or determination; consentient; not discordant or dissentient; harmonious.
- (adjective) Formed with unanimity; indicating unanimity; having the agreement and consent of all; agreed upon without the opposition or contradiction of any.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Being of one mind; agreeing in opinion or determination; consentient.
- (None) Formed with unanimity; exhibiting unanimity: as, a unanimous vote.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) acting together as a single undiversified whole
- (adjective) in complete agreement