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2 meanings, 21 uses
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1  —17 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • Your presence is a moral poison that would contaminate the most virtuous: for that cause, and to prevent worse consequences, I shall deny you hereafter admission into this house, and give notice now that I require your instant departure.
    Chapter 11 (56% in)
consequences = results
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I'm afraid, Mrs. Heathcliff, the door must bear the consequence of your servants' leisure attendance: I had hard work to make them hear me.
    Chapter 2 (15% in)
  • consequence = result
  • Here is the consequence of being buried alive:
    Chapter 2 (48% in)
  • consequence = result
  • 'It's a nice place for a young man to fix his dwelling in!' said I. 'Have you no fear of the consequences, Mrs. Linton?'
    Chapter 10 (53% in)
  • 'Well, I told him to beware,' said my companion; 'and he must bide the consequences of neglecting my warning!'
    Chapter 12 (78% in)
  • The consequence was, that it did not reach her before the lapse of three days.
    Chapter 15 (4% in)
  • consequence = result
  • Consequently, he rose, in suicidal low spirits, as fit for the church as for a dance; and instead, he sat down by the fire and swallowed gin or brandy by tumblerfuls.
    Chapter 17 (21% in)
  • consequently = resultantly (as a result)
  • Wish that he were dead, I must; and therefore I was fearfully disappointed, and unnerved by terror for the consequences of my taunting speech, when he flung himself on Earnshaw's weapon and wrenched it from his grasp.
    Chapter 17 (44% in)
  • I divined, from this account, that utter lack of sympathy had rendered young Heathcliff selfish and disagreeable, if he were not so originally; and my interest in him, consequently, decayed: though still I was moved with a sense of grief at his lot, and a wish that he had been left with us.
    Chapter 21 (7% in)
  • Heathcliff glanced at me with an ill-meaning smile, expressing his acquaintance with the party, and, consequently, his malevolence towards it, and demanded who 'papa' was?
    Chapter 21 (18% in)
  • There you experience the consequence of scorning "book-larning," as you would say.
    Chapter 21 (56% in)
  • consequence = result
  • She gave a faithful account of her excursion and its consequences; and my master, though he cast more than one reproachful look at me, said nothing till she had concluded.
    Chapter 21 (64% in)
  • I went round by the garden, and laid wait for the messenger; who fought valorously to defend his trust, and we spilt the milk between us; but I succeeded in abstracting the epistle; and, threatening serious consequences if he did not look sharp home, I remained under the wall and perused Miss Cathy's affectionate composition.
    Chapter 21 (87% in)
  • He's as bitter as gall at your desertion and its consequences: don't expect thanks for this noble devotion.
    Chapter 29 (31% in)
  • I could both see them and hear them talk before I entered, and looked and listened in consequence; being moved thereto by a mingled sense of curiosity and envy, that grew as I lingered.
    Chapter 32 (21% in)
  • consequence = result
  • The consequence was that, perforce, he was condemned to the fireside and tranquillity, till he made it up again.
    Chapter 32 (65% in)
  • consequence = result
  • I concealed the fact of his having swallowed nothing for four days, fearing it might lead to trouble, and then, I am persuaded, he did not abstain on purpose: it was the consequence of his strange illness, not the cause.
    Chapter 34 (84% in)
consequence = result
There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in Wuthering Heights.

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2  —4 uses as in:
of little consequence
importance or relevance
  • A man's life is of more consequence than one evening's neglect of the horses:
    Chapter 2 (85% in)
consequence = importance
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Excepting a few provincialisms of slight consequence, you have no marks of the manners which I am habituated to consider as peculiar to your class.
    Chapter 7 (95% in)
  • consequence = importance
  • ...and when Linton evinced disgust and antipathy to Heathcliff, she dared not treat his sentiments with indifference, as if depreciation of her playmate were of scarcely any consequence to her.
    Chapter 8 (43% in)
  • consequence = importance
  • You may, however, fall out, at last, over something of equal consequence to both sides; and then those you term weak are very capable of being as obstinate as you.
    Chapter 10 (46% in)
consequence = importance
There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in Wuthering Heights.

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