sense of the meeting

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Noun1.sense of the meeting - general agreement reached by an assembled group; "no vote was taken, but after each discussion the chair summed up the sense of the meeting"
accord, agreement - harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; "the two parties were in agreement"
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Fame is a very good thing to have in the house, but cash is more convenient, so I wish to take the sense of the meeting on this important subject," said Jo, calling a family council.
The statement reflects the sense of the meeting as a whole,
In between the title story, which was published in 1984, and the final two, "Gossip' and "The Sense of the Meeting,' which are also recent, are five stories from the early and middle 1970s.