This fateful visit, which was the first step leading to so many consequences, I never fully explained to myself.
Avoid fear, too, though fear is only the consequence of every sort of falsehood.
"Is that really your conviction as to the consequences of the disappearance of the faith in immortality?" the elder asked Ivan suddenly.
What would become of him if the Church punished him with her excommunication as the direct consequence of the secular law?
That’s very alluring to start with, for a man of no consequence and a beggar.
The other aunt was a Moscow lady of style and consequence, though in straitened circumstances.
It’s all of no consequence.
An incident occurred on the road, which, though apparently of little consequence, made a great impression on him.
Consequently the security of society is not preserved, for, although the obnoxious member is mechanically cut off and sent far away out of sight, another criminal always comes to take his place at once, and often two of them.
Rakitin, of course, was a person of too little consequence to be invited to the dinner, to which Father Iosif, Father Paissy, and one other monk were the only inmates of the monastery invited.
At Fenya’s first words, it had sprung from feeling, and been adopted in a flash, with all its consequences.
In a moment of spite Grushenka had shown him that letter, but to her astonishment he attached hardly any consequence to it.
Then I forced him to ask for an explanation, and behaved so rudely that he accepted my challenge in spite of the vast inequality between us, as I was younger, a person of no consequence, and of inferior rank.
He flatly denied the existence of the fatal three thousand roubles, and consequently, the possibility of their having been stolen.
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES (a)Father Zossima’s Brother Beloved fathers and teachers, I was born in a distant province in the north, in the town of V. My father was a gentleman by birth, but of no great consequence or position.
Then he asked for pen and paper and wrote a document of weighty consequences to himself.
I put on fleshly form and I take the consequences.
All the four officials in the jury were, in fact, men of no consequence and of low rank.
After careful examination, he concluded that the fit was a very violent one and might have serious consequences; that meanwhile he, Herzenstube, did not fully understand it, but that by to-morrow morning, if the present remedies were unavailing, he would venture to try something else.
"But I attach no consequence to these old wives’ tales and I don’t think much of universal history in general," he added carelessly, addressing the company generally.
I may mention that although everybody talked openly of our duel, the authorities took no notice of it, because my antagonist was a near relation of our general, and as there had been no bloodshed and no serious consequences, and as I resigned my commission, they took it as a joke.
Why am I, of all creatures in the world, doomed to be cursed by all decent people and even to be kicked, for if I put on mortal form I am bound to take such consequences sometimes?
The last words, indeed, were pronounced with a note of such sincerity that every one felt that he really might have something to say, and that what he was about to say would be of the greatest consequence.
She was reckless now of all consequences to herself, though, no doubt, she had foreseen them even a month ago, for even then, perhaps, shaking with anger, she had pondered whether to show it at the trial or not.
Kolya, who was almost the youngest of the party and rather looked down upon by the others in consequence, was moved by vanity or by reckless bravado to bet them two roubles that he would lie down between the rails at night when the eleven o’clock train was due, and would lie there without moving while the train rolled over him at full speed.
Pan Mussyalovitch introduced a terrible number of Polish words into his sentences, and seeing that this only increased his consequence in the eyes of the President and the prosecutor, grew more and more pompous, and ended by talking in Polish altogether.
It’s of no consequence…."
"That’s of no consequence," muttered Rakitin, "I refuse to answer such questions….
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Think carefully. This is a consequential decision.
It is the most consequential tax legislation in decades.