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Think carefully. This is a consequential decision.
  a result of something (usually an undesired side effect)


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consequences consequence consequently consequential consequent consequentially
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  • Think carefully. This is a consequential decision.
  • It is the most consequential tax legislation in decades.
  • The more substantive and consequential discussion was between...
  • a consequential member of the faculty

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  • I knew that couldn’t be a good sign, but still, it was a chance to be alone in a car with her and I’d take it, no matter the consequences.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Life is made up of consequences, and you’ve sure made some bad choices.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • A moment of carelessness or bad judgment or plain stupidity carried consequences that lasted forever.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • I guess that is about as consequential as it gets.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • My mind, with inconceivable rapidity followed out all the consequences of such a death.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Of course, if the tapes do get out, you’ll have to deal with consequences completely out of your control.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why

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  • Actions have consequences, which is why I’m suspending you from the team.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • I have refused to marry him — And have consequently displeased him?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • It was really great watching my sister get on the podium because my brother was something like 223rd in his class and consequently didn’t get to give a speech.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • I bet he ain’t never disobeyed his daddy without paying the consequences.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • I was familiar with the story of Troy before I read it in the original, and consequently I had little difficulty in...
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • their early errors carried hard consequences:
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • there is no end of the sad consequences of your going to South End.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • and I really see no reason why I should try to shield you from the consequences or your inefficiency.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • But the visit had its unforeseen consequences;
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I was an object of her jealousy, and, consequently, of her hatred;
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • You’ll spend your life on it, and its consequences, and you won’t have time or energy for any other decent or social act.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • when you’ve once said a thing, that fixes it, and you must take the consequences.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • He could not make up his mind how to do that, or what the consequences of the step might be.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • —he knew nothing of what had passed; and the first hours of his visit were consequently spent in hearing and in wondering.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • But you are not aware of the consequences; it will involve you in a very cruel embarrassment, and certainly bring on a disagreement between us.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • I had been grossly wrong, and must abide the consequences.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • which had saved him from its evil consequences.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • There would be more of an adventurous spirit in it, and consequently more of a certain sort of poetry.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • But if you have run into debt, you must suffer the consequences
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Is it possible to make you understand what the consequences will be?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • their love must take the consequences.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • I myself always clearly foresaw the consequences, and am not surprised.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • He could hire young help with great ease, in consequence of this reputation.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • The Seven Days was the consequence of this ability, but not its origin.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Here is the consequence of being buried alive:
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • But tell me, what did you come down to Netherfield for?  Was it merely ... or had you intended any more serious consequence?
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • And the consequence was no food.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • The cottagers and labourers keep their children at home, their business being only to till and cultivate the earth, and therefore their education is of little consequence to the public:
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • It didn’t cause me any trouble in the beginning—at least any of consequence.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • In an ideal world the gossip of the idle would be of no consequence.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • "It was not of much consequence—to me," said Henchard.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • A vague idea of going to prison, as a consequence of debt, was the shape his fears had begun to take.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Pudd’nhead Wilson was suddenly become a man of consequence.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • It lists a million things I’m not supposed to do and the consequences I’ll suffer if I do them.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • You know she hath been educated always in a manner directly contrary to my advice, and now you see the consequence.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • ...he was a person of consequence, just the same.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Of little consequence!
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Thomas leaned back against the rough rock, overcome by disbelief at what he had just done. Filled with terror at what the consequences might be.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Mistakes had serious consequences.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • I may have set something of great consequence in motion.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
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