And yet the odds—not to mention the overwhelming political power of these two corporate behemoths—strongly favor a consummation.
Moreover, killing bin Laden gave him the consummation he most devoutly wished, namely a fast-track to paradise.
The demonstrations and riots in Ferguson, to a certain extent, are the consummation of the marriage between rage and love.
This is supposed to typify the consummation of the marriage, but the ceremony is purely formal as the bridal couple are children.
The consummation had been fitly rounded out by the changes in the Constitution.
A curious custom in this country is that the consummation of the marriage does not coincide with its celebration.
With no trace of anxiety, he turned to witness the consummation of his labours.
And then she has placed the work of her hands in a moderately hot oven, after which she awaits the consummation of her hopes.
I quite agree with you that that is a consummation which is not to be desired.
Then a quiet will settle down upon us, a passionate quiet, which is the consummation of happiness.
late 14c., "completion," from Latin consummationem (nominative consummatio), from consummat-, past participle stem of consummare "to sum up, finish," from com- "together" (see com-) + summa "sum, total," from summus "highest" (see sum). Sense of "completion of a marriage (by sexual intercourse)" is c.1530.