01. A young girl cannot have her ears pierced without the [consent] of a parent.
02. You have to get your parents' [consent] in order to come on the field trip to the lake.
03. My parents [consented] to let me go to Quebec on a class trip with my French class.
04. The police cannot search your house without your [consent] unless they have a legal warrant.
05. It is legal for two [consenting] people to have sex if they have reached the age of 16 years.
06. The class decided by [consensus] what the consequences would be for lateness and absenteeism.
07. In many countries, [consensual] sex between two male adults is illegal.
08. Eleanor Roosevelt once remarked that no one can make you feel inferior without your [consent].
09. Democratic government is based on the [consent] of the governed and represents an attempt to make authority accountable to the people.
10. There is a Berber proverb which states that silence is the door of [consent].
11. There is a Spanish proverb which notes that a friendly refusal is better than unwilling [consent].
12. In 1994, the British government voted overwhelmingly to reduce the age of [consent] for homosexual men from 21 to 18.
13. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full [consent] of the intending spouses.
14. Lord Mahavir once stated that a wise person does not kill, nor cause others to kill, nor [consent] to the killings by others.
15. Unless a woman clearly [consents] to having sex, it will be considered rape.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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