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consequence
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The Great Gatsby
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  • In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. "Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had." ... In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, ...
  • I had talked with him perhaps half a dozen times in the past month and found, to my disappointment, that he had little to say: So my first impression, that he was a person of some undefined consequence, had gradually faded and he had become simply the proprietor of an elaborate road-house next door.

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

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