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  • He could not make up his mind how to do that, or what the consequences of the step might be.
  • Consequently, if ever you come again into any room in this house, you will make a short stay in it if you don’t behave towards that lady in your most respectful manner.
  • And consequently three cheers for the United Aggregate Tribunal!
  • ’I have come to speak to you, in consequence of what passed just now.
  • I have felt uneasy for the consequences of his being so involved, but I have kept these secrets until now, when I trust them to your honour.
  • Then why doesn’t she choose, when I tell her of what consequence it is?
  • Fellows who go in for Banks must take the consequences.
  • If there were no consequences, we should all go in for Banks.’
  • I, who came here to inform the father of the poor girl, Jupe, that she could not be received at the school any more, in consequence of there being practical objections, into which I need not enter, to the reception there of the children of persons so employed, am prepared in these altered circumstances to make a proposal.
  • Mrs. Sparsit consequently had ample means of watching his looks, if she were so inclined.
  • You know my origin; and you know that for a good many years of my life I didn’t want a shoeing-horn, in consequence of not having a shoe.
  • Atone, by repentance and better conduct, for the shocking action you have committed, and the dreadful consequences to which it has led.
  • ’You must remember, my dear, that whenever I have said anything, on any subject, I have never heard the last of it: and consequently, that I have long left off saying anything.’
  • Whenever a Coketowner felt he was ill-used — that is to say, whenever he was not left entirely alone, and it was proposed to hold him accountable for the consequences of any of his acts — he was sure to come out with the awful menace, that he would ’sooner pitch his property into the Atlantic.’
  • Much watching of Louisa, and much consequent observation of her impenetrable demeanour, which keenly whetted and sharpened Mrs. Sparsit’s edge, must have given her as it were a lift, in the way of inspiration.
  • Consequently, in the first few weeks of his resumed bachelorhood, he even advanced upon his usual display of bustle, and every day made such a rout in renewing his investigations into the robbery, that the officers who had it in hand almost wished it had never been committed.

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

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