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All of that was clear and coherent. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The coherent programme goes something like this. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The absence of any coherent industrial policy has made itself strongly felt here. Global Capitalism and National Decline (1989)The result is a more coherent whole than their previous efforts. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This behaviour is neither consistent nor coherent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There was not a coherent plan at the time. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Not much has been done to render the essays a coherent whole. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Otherwise he had no coherent plan of action. Whicker's WarIngenious use of loops helps to glue the work into a coherent whole. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Nor did a coherent plan exist to deal with its aftermath. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Nor did any coherent body of personnel policies exist for keeping the behavior of employees and their supervisors within desired boundaries. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)It tastes of pine disinfectant and causes you to lose the power of coherent speech and the use of your legs! The Sun (2007)Did you plan a trilogy or did the first three albums just end up feeling like a coherent body of work? The Sun (2014)While holding a perfectly coherent conversation, my head was a riot of questions. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The wider world also requires a strong, clear and coherent voice. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's the coherent and consistent application of them that is lacking. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's a coherent body of work that is best enjoyed in one sitting. The Sun (2013)Helping people needing a deposit has for some time been cited as the missing piece of a coherent housing policy and is therefore welcome. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A political and a military surge also has to be supplemented by a coherent economic policy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But an opposition leader does not need to be coherent or consistent; all he has to do is disrupt the government. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The man I thought most likely to be off the rails actually made the most coherent speech. The Sun (2008)Their sound has matured into something whole and coherent, making this the band's best work yet. The Sun (2014)And if what follows is a bunch of neat moments rather than something entirely coherent, it's rarely dull. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This coalition has not fixed many of Britain's underlying economic weaknesses but it has a clear and coherent political message. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We pastors feel great pressure to come up with something creative, coherent, and hopefully inspiring at least once a week. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'coherent'
British English: coherent ADJECTIVE
If something is coherent, it is well planned, so that it is clear and sensible and all its parts go well with each other.
He has failed to work out a coherent strategy for modernizing the service.
Definition of coherent from the Collins English Dictionary
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