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consequence
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2 meanings, 16 uses
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1  —15 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • He could not make up his mind how to do that, or what the consequences of the step might be.
    1.16 — Book 1 Chapter 16 — Husband and Wife (2% in)
consequences = results (things that will happen because)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I, who came here to inform the father of the poor girl, Jupe, that she could not be received at the school any more, in consequence of there being practical objections, into which I need not enter, to the reception there of the children of persons so employed, am prepared in these altered circumstances to make a proposal.
    1.6 — Book 1 Chapter 6 — Sleary's Horsemanship (74% in)
  • Consequently, if ever you come again into any room in this house, you will make a short stay in it if you don't behave towards that lady in your most respectful manner.
    1.7 — Book 1 Chapter 7 — Mrs. Sparsit (74% in)
  • Whenever a Coketowner felt he was ill-used — that is to say, whenever he was not left entirely alone, and it was proposed to hold him accountable for the consequences of any of his acts — he was sure to come out with the awful menace, that he would 'sooner pitch his property into the Atlantic.'
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Effects in the Bank (7% in)
  • And consequently three cheers for the United Aggregate Tribunal!
    2.4 — Book 2 Chapter 4 — Men and Brothers (80% in)
  • I have come to speak to you, in consequence of what passed just now.
    2.6 — Book 2 Chapter 6 — Fading Away (43% in)
  • I have felt uneasy for the consequences of his being so involved, but I have kept these secrets until now, when I trust them to your honour.
    2.7 — Book 2 Chapter 7 — Gunpowder (52% in)
  • Fellows who go in for Banks must take the consequences.
    2.8 — Book 2 Chapter 8 — Explosion (53% in)
  • If there were no consequences, we should all go in for Banks.
    2.8 — Book 2 Chapter 8 — Explosion (53% in)
  • 'You must remember, my dear, that whenever I have said anything, on any subject, I have never heard the last of it: and consequently, that I have long left off saying anything.'
    2.9 — Book 2 Chapter 9 — Hearing the Last of It (90% in)
  • Much watching of Louisa, and much consequent observation of her impenetrable demeanour, which keenly whetted and sharpened Mrs. Sparsit's edge, must have given her as it were a lift, in the way of inspiration.
    2.10 — Book 2 Chapter 10 — Mrs. Sparsit's Staircase (18% in)
  • Mrs. Sparsit consequently had ample means of watching his looks, if she were so inclined.
    2.11 — Book 2 Chapter 11 — Lower and Lower (25% in)
  • You know my origin; and you know that for a good many years of my life I didn't want a shoeing-horn, in consequence of not having a shoe.
    3.3 — Book 3 Chapter 3 — Very Decided (72% in)
  • Consequently, in the first few weeks of his resumed bachelorhood, he even advanced upon his usual display of bustle, and every day made such a rout in renewing his investigations into the robbery, that the officers who had it in hand almost wished it had never been committed.
    3.4 — Book 3 Chapter 4 — Lost (2% in)
  • Atone, by repentance and better conduct, for the shocking action you have committed, and the dreadful consequences to which it has led.
    3.7 — Book 3 Chapter 7 — Whelp-Hunting (92% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • Then why doesn't she choose, when I tell her of what consequence it is?
    2.7 — Book 2 Chapter 7 — Gunpowder (86% in)
consequence = importance
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