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  • She wondered what she ought to say, and what would be the consequences of her saying nothing.
  • She was not absolutely veracious; but this defect was of no great consequence, for she had never had anything to conceal.
  • The consequences at present were very agreeable.
  • It could only have been at the prompting of such a sentiment that he presently mentioned to her that the course recommended by Mrs. Penniman was an immediate union, regardless of consequences.
  • I have passed, in consequence, into the exasperated stage.
  • There is nothing against you but an accident, if you will; but with my thirty years’ medical practice, I have seen that accidents may have far-reaching consequences."

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

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