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Definition indirect effects of an action — typically negative effects

Much more rarely, repercussions may be used in place of reverberations or echoes to reference reflected sound. It can also (usually in the singular form) reference a rebound or movement back from an impact. Other more specialized senses exist in physics and music.
  • The political repercussions of the scandal are still unclear.
repercussions = indirect effects of an action — typically negative effects
  • 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
  • repercussions = indirect effects of an action — typically negative effects
  • 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
  • So you think you pass as human, that you can exist here without any repercussions.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • 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
  • We waited for repercussions.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • But an affair with a man like Shade's bound to have tremendous repercussions.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • You can imagine the psychological repercussions of this.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • These are the repercussions.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • They are the poor that the army knows it can slaughter without repercussion.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • So, if a kid comes to you to complain about being picked on, what are the repercussions for the bully?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • 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
  • —From The Roots and Repercussions of Amor Deliria Nervosa on Cognitive Functioning, 4th edition, by Dr. Phillip Berryman
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Much of it would have repercussions for Liesel Meminger.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • 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
  • There couldn't possibly be any repercussions, the lynchers thought.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • 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

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