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consequence
used in The Idiot

2 meanings, 13 uses
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1  —9 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • But after all he is half justified; publicity is the lawful right of every man; consequently, Burdovsky is not excepted.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (58% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • For instance, he made a point of never asserting himself when he would gain more by keeping in the background; and in consequence many exalted personages valued him principally for his humility and simplicity, and because "he knew his place."
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (6% in)
  • When his attack was over, and the prince reflected on his symptoms, he used to say to himself: "These moments, short as they are, when I feel such extreme consciousness of myself, and consequently more of life than at other times, are due only to the disease—to the sudden rupture of normal conditions.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (19% in)
  • Consequently, on her fell the responsibility.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (2% in)
  • But, thanks to Mrs. Epanchin's invariable fussiness and anxiety, there could not be the slightest hitch in the simplest matters of everyday life, but she immediately foresaw the most dreadful and alarming consequences, and suffered accordingly.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (29% in)
  • Colia asked no questions but simply delivered it, and Gania consequently had no suspicion that it had passed through so many hands.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (57% in)
  • The latter was describing in eloquent words how, in consequence of recent legislation, he was obliged to sell a beautiful estate in the N. province, not because he wanted ready money—in fact, he was obliged to sell it at half its value.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (2% in)
  • We may remark here that not only the Epanchins themselves, but all who had anything to do with them, thought it right to break with the prince in consequence of his conduct.
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (42% in)
  • ...of the approaching marriage, whereupon the other nodded his head and replied that, after all, marriages like that were not so rare; that he had heard that the lady was very fascinating and of extraordinary beauty, which was enough to explain the infatuation of a wealthy man; that, further, thanks to the liberality of Totski and of Rogojin, she possessed—so he had heard—not only money, but pearls, diamonds, shawls, and furniture, and consequently she could not be considered a bad match.
    4.10 — Part 4 Chapter 10 (30% in)

There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in The Idiot.

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2  —4 uses as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • Forgive me all my absurdity of just now, which, of course, meant nothing, and could not have the slightest consequence.
    4.5 — Part 4 Chapter 5 (65% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • However, it is of no consequence.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (40% in)
  • She was esteemed and even loved by people of consequence in society, whose example in receiving her was therefore followed by others.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (7% in)
  • Kislorodoff told me all this with a sort of exaggerated devil-may-care negligence, and as though he did me great honour by talking to me so, because it showed that he considered me the same sort of exalted Nihilistic being as himself, to whom death was a matter of no consequence whatever, either way.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (54% in)

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