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consequence
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • Consequently, I must then unite with him in his; ergo, I must turn idolator.
    Chapters 10-12 — A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (46% in)
consequently = resultantly (as a result)
  • —I've been thinking over it ever since, and that ha, ha's the final consequence.
    Chapters 37-39 — Sunset; Dusk; First Night-Watch (80% in)
  • consequence = result
  • From even the barely hinted imputation of usurpation, and the possible consequences of such a suppressed impression gaining ground, Ahab must of course have been most anxious to protect himself.
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (15% in)
  • Considering, therefore, that squalls and capsizings in the water and consequent bivouacks on the deep, were matters of common occurrence in this kind of life; considering that at the superlatively critical instant of going on to the whale I must resign my life into the hands of him who steered the boat—oftentimes a fellow who at that very moment is in his impetuousness upon the point of scuttling the craft with his own frantic stampings; considering that the particular disaster to our...
    Chapters 49-51 — The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (15% in)
  • And especially would this seem to be a matter of course, in the case of vessels owned in one seaport, and whose captains, officers, and not a few of the men are personally known to each other; and consequently, have all sorts of dear domestic things to talk about.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (10% in)
  • consequently = resultantly (as a result)
  • Intolerably striding along the deck, the mate commanded him to get a broom and sweep down the planks, and also a shovel, and remove some offensive matters consequent upon allowing a pig to run at large.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (44% in)
  • Besides, it was the stronger men in the Town-Ho that had been divided into gangs, taking turns at the pumps; and being the most athletic seaman of them all, Steelkilt had been regularly assigned captain of one of the gangs; consequently he should have been freed from any trivial business not connected with truly nautical duties, such being the case with his comrades.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (45% in)
  • consequently = resultantly (as a result)
  • The consequence of all this was, that the archangel cared little or nothing for the captain and mates; and since the epidemic had broken out, he carried a higher hand than ever; declaring that the plague, as he called it, was at his sole command; nor should it be stayed but according to his good pleasure.
    Chapters 70-72 — The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (38% in)
  • consequence = result
  • It was sorely tumbled, damp, and covered with a dull, spotted, green mould, in consequence of being kept in a dark locker of the cabin.
    Chapters 70-72 — The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (60% in)
  • consequence = result
  • While this clumsy lubber was striving to free his white-ash, and while, in consequence, Derick's boat was nigh to capsizing, and he thundering away at his men in a mighty rage;—that was a good time for Starbuck, Stubb, and Flask.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (54% in)
  • consequence = result
  • If the only whales that thus sank were old, meagre, and broken-hearted creatures, their pads of lard diminished and all their bones heavy and rheumatic; then you might with some reason assert that this sinking is caused by an uncommon specific gravity in the fish so sinking, consequent upon this absence of buoyant matter in him.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (94% in)
  • And consequently Derick and all his host were now in valiant chase of this unnearable brute.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (99% in)
  • consequently = resultantly (as a result)
  • Queequeg patted their foreheads; Starbuck scratched their backs with his lance; but fearful of the consequences, for the time refrained from darting it.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (83% in)
  • The consequence is, that upon breaking into the hold, and unloading one of these whale cemeteries, in the Greenland dock, a savor is given forth somewhat similar to that arising from excavating an old city grave-yard, for the foundations of a Lying-in-Hospital.
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (61% in)
  • consequence = result
  • Here's the ship's navel, this doubloon here, and they are all on fire to unscrew it. But, unscrew your navel, and what's the consequence?
    Chapters 97-99 — The Lamp; Stowing Down & Clearing Up; Doubloon (96% in)
  • consequence = result
  • Nor, considered aright, does it seem any argument in favour of the gradual extinction of the Sperm Whale, for example, that in former years (the latter part of the last century, say) these Leviathans, in small pods, were encountered much oftener than at present, and, in consequence, the voyages were not so prolonged, and were also much more remunerative.
    Chapters 103-105 — Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (84% in)
consequence = result
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