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used in Fahrenheit 451

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a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • Its real beauty is that it destroys responsibility and consequences. A problem gets too burdensome, then into the furnace with it. Now, Montag, you're a burden. And fire will lift you off my shoulders, clean, quick, sure; nothing to rot later.
    p. 109.5
consequences = undesired effects

(editor's note:  Beatty says this just before Montag incinerates him.)
  • For everyone nowadays knows, absolutely is certain, that nothing will ever happen to me. Others die, I go on. There are no consequences and no responsibilities. Except that there are.
    p. 109.0
  • consequences = undesired effects
  • By the time the consequences catch up with you, it's too late, isn't it, Montag?
    p. 109.1
consequences = unintended results of prior actions
There are no more uses of "consequence" in Fahrenheit 451.

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