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Great Expectations
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  • My mind, with inconceivable rapidity followed out all the consequences of such a death.
  • Perhaps, they became the restless people they were, in consequence.
  • Consequently, I said as little as I could, and had my face shoved against the kitchen wall.
  • I calculated the consequences of replying "Four Hundred Pound," and finding them against me, went as near the answer as I could—which was somewhere about eightpence off.
  • However, in the confusion of the mist, I found myself at last too far to the right, and consequently had to try back along the river-side, on the bank of loose stones above the mud and the stakes that staked the tide out.
  • But there was a calm, a rest, a virtuous hush, consequent on these examinations of our affairs that gave me, for the time, an admirable opinion of myself.
  • My greatest reassurance was that he was coming to Barnard’s Inn, not to Hammersmith, and consequently would not fall in Bentley Drummle’s way.
  • At that time jails were much neglected, and the period of exaggerated reaction consequent on all public wrongdoing—and which is always its heaviest and longest punishment—was still far off.
  • As I knew it would be miserable at home, and as the nights were dark and the way was dreary, and almost any companionship on the road was better than none, I made no great resistance; consequently, we turned into Pumblechook’s just as the street and the shops were lighting up.
  • And when he and I were left alone together, he sat with an air upon him of general lying by in consequence of information he possessed, that really was too much for me.
  • All the truth of my position came flashing on me; and its disappointments, dangers, disgraces, consequences of all kinds, rushed in in such a multitude that I was borne down by them and had to struggle for every breath I drew.
  • You must accept all consequences of that hypothesis.
  • And I had heard of the death of her husband, from an accident consequent on his ill-treatment of a horse.
  • So anxiously looked forward to, charged with such consequences, its results so impenetrably hidden, though so near.
  • If Compeyson were alive and should discover his return, I could hardly doubt the consequence.
  • It was a consequence of his hurt that he spoke so low as to be scarcely audible; therefore he spoke very little.
  • Two dismally absurd persons, each ostentatiously exhibiting a crutch done up in a black bandage,—as if that instrument could possibly communicate any comfort to anybody,—were posted at the front door; and in one of them I recognized a postboy discharged from the Boar for turning a young couple into a sawpit on their bridal morning, in consequence of intoxication rendering it necessary for him to ride his horse clasped round the neck with both arms.
  • " ’Consequence, my father didn’t make objections to my going to work; so I went to work to work at my present calling, which were his too, if he would have followed it, and I worked tolerable hard, I assure you, Pip.
  • " ’Consequence, my mother and me we ran away from my father several times; and then my mother she’d go out to work, and she’d say, "Joe," she’d say, "now, please God, you shall have some schooling, child," and she’d put me to school.
  • "What else can be the consequence," said Herbert, in explanation, "if he will cut the cheese?

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  • Think carefully. This is a consequential decision.
  • It is the most consequential tax legislation in decades.

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