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The political repercussions of the scandal are still unclear.
  indirect consequences of an action — typically negative consequences
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repercussions repercussion
Synonym comparison:  Typically, ramifications is interchangeable with repercussions; though ramifications might be interpreted more neutrally while repercussions would more likely imply negative consequences.
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  • The political repercussions of the scandal are still unclear.
  • The loss of so many jobs is expected to have significant repercussions on the local economy.
  • The repercussions of the Iranian Revolution are still being felt throughout the world.
  • It’s about the repercussions of what you did.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why

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  • Repercussions?
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • I was pretty sure there would be no repercussions to either flunking the test or being caught cheating.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Mistakes are made, regrets form, and all that was left were repercussions that made something as simple as rising from the bed seem almost laborious.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • So you think you pass as human, that you can exist here without any repercussions.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • —From The Roots and Repercussions of Amor Deliria Nervosa on Cognitive Functioning, 4th edition, by Dr. Phillip Berryman
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • She considers the repercussions for every action she takes.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility

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  • Much of it would have repercussions for Liesel Meminger.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • These are the repercussions.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • There will be repercussions.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • There are no repercussions.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Surely, there will be repercussions, but will they go so far as Coin annulling our agreement for the victors’ immunity?
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • You made some very bad choices that could have dangerous repercussions.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Despite the astonishing repercussions if it were true, Langdon had the eerie sensation it almost made perfect sense.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Yours, Anne TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1944 The minor run-in with Dussel had several repercussions, for which he had only himself to blame.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • This situation could have very, very serious repercussions for CERN.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He must have been well aware of the repercussions.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The health repercussions often lasted for decades; a follow-up study found that twenty-two years after the war, former Pacific POWs had hospitalization rates between two and eight times higher than former European POWs for a host of diseases.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • So, if a kid comes to you to complain about being picked on, what are the repercussions for the bully?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Censoring the envelopes had serious repercussions, produced a ripple of anxiety on some ethereal military echelon that floated a C.I.D. man back into the ward posing as a patient.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • There couldn’t possibly be any repercussions, the lynchers thought.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • But the full repercussions of the sign were not felt until they were leaving the Great Hall for History of Magic.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • He had the feeling of something that had started normally and had then brought great, outsized, giant repercussions.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • It was the first time they had ever spoken so openly of her attitude toward Mattie, and the repetition of the name seemed to carry it to the farther corners of the room and send it back to them in long repercussions of sound.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • He has done some devastating individual portraits of captains of industry and politicians—which were most likely well deserved—and caused a number of resignations and legal repercussions.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Everything had happened so fast, and Langdon was only now starting to process the repercussions of his fleeing with Bellamy.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The most distressing repercussion of this lack of communication has been the rise in racism among Negroes, justified to some extent, but a grave symptom nevertheless.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • And we instituted this new policy, so the repercussions for being late are brutal.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • What happens within this house after that may have considerable repercussions.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Fantasies don’t include repercussions.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • They are the poor that the army knows it can slaughter without repercussion.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • The AEC, already unhappy about the assignment of a nuclear device to the Wildfire laboratory, did not wish Cautery to be accepted as a program; State and Defense argued that any aboveground thermonuclear detonation, for whatever purpose, would have serious repercussions internationally.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • We waited for repercussions.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • When this "first principle" about the nature of man was accepted by the president of the University of Chicago, it was inevitable that it would have educational repercussions.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • They had gone for long walks and calmly discussed the repercussions of the dramatic events in which they had both been involved over the past year, when Blomkvist went through what he came to think of as an early midlife crisis.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • His life seemed to have drawn near to eternity; every thought, word, and deed, every instance of consciousness could be made to revibrate radiantly in heaven; and at times his sense of such immediate repercussion was so lively that he seemed to feel his soul in devotion pressing like fingers the keyboard of a great cash register and to see the amount of his purchase start forth immediately in heaven, not as a number but as a frail column of incense or as a slender flower.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Somewhere in one of the tall trees, making a stage in its height, an invisible bird, desperately attempting to make the day seem shorter, was exploring with a long, continuous note the solitude that pressed it on every side, but it received at once so unanimous an answer, so powerful a repercussion of silence and of immobility that, one would have said, it had arrested for all eternity the moment which it had been trying to make pass more quickly.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • You can imagine the psychological repercussions of this.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • But an affair with a man like Shade’s bound to have tremendous repercussions.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • A crisis is at hand—and the resolution will have repercussions both in this world and in your own.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Thus it was a purely psychological reaction-as if the dwindling of the plague must have repercussions in all fields.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • And I would have volunteered to die instead of Caleb . if not for the fact that I really want to see them suffer the repercussions.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • I felt that I had, and I was very curious as to the repercussions, almost, but not quite, as curious as I was concerning the motives of my informant.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Trying hard not to think about possible repercussions, Vlad forced himself to swallow and met Kristoff’s serious gaze with a knowing smirk.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • No beating around the bush for Madame Lu-this was the first that anyone, to my knowledge, had spoken so openly about Douglas’s tragedy, and I feared repercussions.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • The minute you reached Mississippi our little paper had that notice you laughed at, that was all about your mother and me and your grandmother, so of course there’s repercussions from Sister Anne.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • He thinks of the repercussions and how if he informs on Booth, his childhood friend will most surely reveal the story about the kidnapping attempt four weeks earlier.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
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Associated words [difficulty]:   repercussions [4] , ramifications [5]
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