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consequence
used in Northanger Abbey

2 meanings, 19 uses
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1  —8 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • But you are not aware of the consequences; it will involve you in a very cruel embarrassment, and certainly bring on a disagreement between us.
    Chapter 16 (50% in)
consequences = results (things that will follow from it)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • ...might have done little; but, where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world, and of being so very early engaged as a partner; and the consequence was that, when the two Morlands, after sitting an hour with the Thorpes, set off to walk together to Mr. Allen's, and James, as the door was closed on them, said, "Well, Catherine, how do you like my friend Thorpe?" instead of...
    Chapter 7 (78% in)
  • Catherine, with all the earnestness of truth, expressed her astonishment at such a charge, protesting her innocence of every thought of Mr. Thorpe's being in love with her, and the consequent impossibility of her having ever intended to encourage him.
    Chapter 18 (28% in)
  • The tediousness of a two hours' wait at Petty France, in which there was nothing to be done but to eat without being hungry, and loiter about without anything to see, next followed—and her admiration of the style in which they travelled, of the fashionable chaise and four—postilions handsomely liveried, rising so regularly in their stirrups, and numerous outriders properly mounted, sunk a little under this consequent inconvenience.
    Chapter 20 (25% in)
  • Eleanor was ready to oblige her; and Catherine reminding her as they went of another promise, their first visit in consequence was to the portrait in her bed-chamber.
    Chapter 24 (15% in)
  • But we must first suppose Isabella to have had a heart to lose—consequently to have been a very different creature; and, in that case, she would have met with very different treatment.
    Chapter 27 (90% in)
  • Her parents, seeing nothing in her ill looks and agitation but the natural consequence of mortified feelings, and of the unusual exertion and fatigue of such a journey, parted from her without any doubt of their being soon slept away; and though, when they all met the next morning, her recovery was not equal to their hopes, they were still perfectly unsuspicious of there being any deeper evil.
    Chapter 29 (55% in)
  • This was so material an amendment of his late expectations that it greatly contributed to smooth the descent of his pride; and by no means without its effect was the private intelligence, which he was at some pains to procure, that the Fullerton estate, being entirely at the disposal of its present proprietor, was consequently open to every greedy speculation.
    Chapter 31 (83% in)

There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in Northanger Abbey.

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2  —10 uses as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • I dare say we could do very well without you; but you men think yourselves of such consequence.
    Chapter 11 (93% in)
consequence = importance
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • At fifteen, appearances were mending; she began to curl her hair and long for balls; her complexion improved, her features were softened by plumpness and colour, her eyes gained more animation, and her figure more consequence.
    Chapter 1 (49% in)
  • Catherine was the immediate object of his gallantry; and, while they waited in the lobby for a chair, he prevented the inquiry which had travelled from her heart almost to the tip of her tongue, by asking, in a consequential manner, whether she had seen him talking with General Tilney:
    Chapter 12 (84% in)
  • consequential = important
  • But this was something of real consequence; and I do not think you would have found me hard to persuade.
    Chapter 13 (91% in)
  • They set forward; and, with a grandeur of air, a dignified step, which caught the eye, but could not shake the doubts of the well-read Catherine, he led the way across the hall, through the common drawing-room and one useless antechamber, into a room magnificent both in size and furniture—the real drawing-room, used only with company of consequence.
    Chapter 23 (7% in)
  • From this time, the subject was frequently canvassed by the three young people; and Catherine found, with some surprise, that her two young friends were perfectly agreed in considering Isabella's want of consequence and fortune as likely to throw great difficulties in the way of her marrying their brother.
    Chapter 26 (2% in)
  • My father and mother's having no notice of it is of very little consequence.
    Chapter 28 (47% in)
  • But it is of very little consequence.
    Chapter 28 (59% in)
  • I hope, I earnestly hope, that to your real safety it will be of none; but to everything else it is of the greatest consequence: to comfort, appearance, propriety, to your family, to the world.
    Chapter 28 (59% in)
  • The circumstance which chiefly availed was the marriage of his daughter with a man of fortune and consequence, which took place in the course of the summer—
    Chapter 31 (47% in)

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exact meaning not specified
  • With whomsoever he was, or was likely to be connected, his own consequence always required that theirs should be great, and as his intimacy with any acquaintance grew, so regularly grew their fortune.
    Chapter 30 (60% in)

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