151024-5 See Revised block #629022/228 Consist of/consist in/compose/comprise

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These two words are hard to tell the differences. 'contain' has a sense of 'hold' or 'have...within' . It is used usually to say 'X has Y in it' that is 'X contains Y'. He contains his anger. = He holds his anger inside. (He does not let his anger out.)

'consist' has a sense of several components of a structure/thing. 'A train consists of carriages.'; 'A molecule consists of atoms.'

'comprise' can be used in both senses.

'consist in' (in your examples) means 'contain mainly/mostly/principally' or 'have ... as the major component/part'.