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consumption

the satisfaction obtained by CONSUMERS from the use of goods and services. Certain CONSUMER DURABLE products, like washing machines, are consumed over a longish period of time, while other products, like cakes, are consumed immediately after purchase. The DEMAND CURVE for a particular product reflects consumers’ satisfactions from consuming it. See WANTS, DEMAND.
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He merged the collection of revenue into one channel, taxing consumption in bulk instead of taxing property.
But it would be much worse if you got some disease, consumption, say...and caught a chill, or something or other.
She never was in a consumption. It was a fever; and it is gone: her pulse is as slow as mine now, and her cheek as cool.'
There was a regular supply of inexpensive fiction written to order by poor hacks for the consumption of the illiterate.
The lunch hour in the office was only partly spent by Denham in the consumption of food.
He was in consumption, as so many were in that region, and he carbonized against it, as he said; he took his carbon in the liquid form, and the last time I saw him the carbon had finally prevailed over the consumption, but it had itself become a seated vice; that was many years since, and it is many years since he died.
The pockets of the farmers, on the other hand, will reluctantly yield but scanty supplies, in the unwelcome shape of impositions on their houses and lands; and personal property is too precarious and invisible a fund to be laid hold of in any other way than by the inperceptible agency of taxes on consumption.
This is a common experience, for the excessive consumption of alcohol in the tropics by white men is a notorious fact.
Joel Hartley at home, who was so sick with the consumption, HAD to sleep out of doors.
I had been accustomed, during the night, to steal a part of their store for my own consumption, but when I found that in doing this I inflicted pain on the cottagers, I abstained and satisfied myself with berries, nuts, and roots which I gathered from a neighbouring wood.
"Ruby Gillis is dying of galloping consumption," said Mrs.
He had gone all to ruin with the drink, however, and lost his power; one of his sons, who was a good man, had kept him and the family up for a year or two, but then he had got sick with consumption.