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Definition something that follows from something else — such as a logical or practical consequence
  • The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine prevented European interventions in the Caribbean.
  • He loved her and by corollary the children she loved.
  • A corollary of the highest importance may be deduced from the foregoing remarks,
    Charles Darwin  --  The Origin of Species
  • if people are to quarrel often, it follows as a corollary that their quarrels cannot be protracted beyond certain limits.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The corollary to all these trends is a fashion for political correctness, a certain bending-over-backward not to offend.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Within three minutes, there were 201 photos posted, most of them close corollaries to the face of Fiona Highbridge.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The corollary of the causeless in matter is the unearned in spirit.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I had the strong impression that he had long been asking himself that question and all its corollaries.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • — Now come, my Ariel! bring a corollary, Rather than want a spirit: appear, and pertly.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • As an old teacher I can hardly refrain from classroom habits; the corollary should be left as an exercise for the student.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • As a corollary to this belief, he supposed that if he gave in to the Queen he would lose his tenfold might.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Her thoughts went to birth's corollary: death.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • For us, such struggles—for sunglasses, long trousers, study privileges, equalized food—were corollaries to the struggle we waged outside prison.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The partition of Poland is a theorem of which all present political outrages are the corollaries.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • This leads us to a corollary of astronomical importance: to the unconditional acceptance of the premise that 'absence' is superior to 'presence.'
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • I know the three laws and the fourteen corollaries.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • And he believed the obvious corollary: The greater a man's fear, the greater his potential courage.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • The high rate of turnover had the corollary benefit of keeping to a minimum the number of individuals who understood the building's secrets.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Whenever I read a new work, I spin the mental Rolodex looking for correspondences and corollaries—where have I seen his face, don't I know that theme?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • For this was what he'd vowed as a corollary of his main aim — to study until he could see the pylons of the Golden Gate Bridge....
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American

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