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Related to consummately: rememberable, brought out


tr.v. con·sum·mat·ed, con·sum·mat·ing, con·sum·mates
a. To bring to completion or fruition; conclude: consummate a business transaction.
b. To realize or achieve; fulfill: a dream that was finally consummated with the publication of her first book.
a. To complete (a marriage) with the first act of sexual intercourse after the ceremony.
b. To fulfill (a sexual desire or attraction) especially by intercourse.
adj. (kən-sŭm′ĭt, kŏn′sə-mət)
1. Complete or perfect in every respect: consummate happiness. See Synonyms at perfect.
2. Supremely accomplished or skilled: "Sargent was now a consummate master of brushwork" (Roberta Smith).
3. Complete; utter: a consummate bore.

[Middle English consummaten, from Latin cōnsummāre, cōnsummāt- : com-, com- + summa, sum; see sum.]

con·sum′mate·ly (kən-sŭm′ĭt-lē) adv.
con′sum·ma′tive, con·sum′ma·to′ry (-sŭm′ə-tôr′ē) adj.
con′sum·ma′tor n.
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[kənˈsʌmətli] adv [professional, talented] → extrêmement; [well-made, performed] → parfaitement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


(form: = skilfully) → vollendet; the film is a consummately acted pieceder Film ist schauspielerisch hervorragend umgesetzt
(= supremely)unübertrefflich; he’s consummately manipulativeer ist ein Meister der Manipulation
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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Dede and Ferguson, between them, after a patient struggle, taught Daylight poetry, so that in the end he might have been often seen, sitting slack in the saddle and dropping down the mountain trails through the sun-flecked woods, chanting aloud Kipling's "Tomlinson," or, when sharpening his ax, singing into the whirling grindstone Henley's "Song of the Sword." Not that he ever became consummately literary in the way his two teachers were.
The terrible sea, the frail boat, the storms, the suffering, the strangeness and isolation of the situation,--all that should have frightened a robust woman,--seemed to make no impression upon her who had known life only in its most sheltered and consummately artificial aspects, and who was herself all fire and dew and mist, sublimated spirit, all that was soft and tender and clinging in woman.
Very particularly abstruse and consummately occult.
She looked consummately pretty, and the front of her dress was a wonderful work of art.
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Fortunately, in this VO staging, these two roles were cast to perfection: Vancouver soprano Simone Osborne radiated Marguerite's essential goodness and purity while Toronto bass Robert Pomakov was a consummately evil Mephistopheles in hisVO debut.
In an interview with journalists during the distribution, the state's Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji noted that, apart from security reasons, another main reason for distributing the materials at almost 72 hours to the election is to ensure that they are properly delivered and re-scrutinised at the local governments before the election, to ensure that everything is in order and consummately ready.
Consummately acted under director Pam MacKinnon and produced in cooperation with London's National Theatre, this play is meant to provoke.
But as the consummately polite James Bond would surely agree, a little modesty would go a long way.
As such, it was an incredible social experience that widened my professional network and perspective, while allowing me to gather inspiration for my forthcoming research at CLPP." The first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region, CLPP is an innovative legal training program focused on interdisciplinary learning within a diverse educational environment that draws on real-market insights and practical placements to complement the student experience."Through my participation in this diverse forum, I feel more confident that great efforts are being made at CLPP to deliver us with an outstanding education that is able to compete consummately on an international level," she added.
It's a transcendent, consummately strange sketching of the human condition." DAVID CANFIELD
The reasons for this are a combination of a consummately professional, yet distinctly personal performance, the familiarity of those Squeeze songs - both new and old, and the occasional spontaneous interpretation of a respected song by another artist.