when you’ve once said a thing, that fixes it, and you must take the consequences.
The consequence of this was that it tickled her ear very much, and quite took off her thoughts from the unhappiness of the poor little creature.
They hadn’t gone much farther before the blade of one of the oars got fast in the water and WOULDN’T come out again (so Alice explained it afterwards), and the consequence was that the handle of it caught her under the chin, and, in spite of a series of little shrieks of ’Oh, oh, oh!’ from poor Alice, it swept her straight off the seat, and down among the heap of rushes.
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Think carefully. This is a consequential decision.
It is the most consequential tax legislation in decades.