But they did; they constituted the same proportion of the vote as in 2008, and more of them voted for Romney than McCain.
My mother and I once got into an argument about what constituted a good parent.
We can debate whether these constituted high crimes and misdemeanors, but at least they happened in real life.
Whether or not the ashes caused the fire, there is no doubt they constituted a hazard.
Whatever transpired, the FBI agents found no indication that it constituted a crime or a threat to national security.
This, with the bread, of which we were on this trip the happy possessors, constituted our meals.
For an hour he worked with the brainless things that constituted his party.
To Father Ortega, that which constituted the Family was a reverence and love for tradition, reverence and love for the past.
What was the peculiarity about the mine which constituted its recommendation to investors?
Each State was constituted a separate unit and each governor was charged with the execution of the law in his State.
mid-15c., verb use of adjective constitute, "made up, formed" (late 14c.), from Latin constitutus "arranged, settled," past participle adjective from constituere "to cause to stand, set up, fix, place, establish, set in order; form something new; resolve," of persons, "to appoint to an office," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + statuere "to set," from PIE root *sta- "to stand," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (see stet). Related: Constituted; constituting.