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consequence
used in Oliver Twist

2 meanings, 28 uses
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1  —27 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • As Mrs. Sowerberry said this, she gave an hysterical laugh, which threatened violent consequences.
    Chapter 5 — Oliver Mingles with New Associates. Going to a Funeral.... (35% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • They made a great many other wise and humane regulations, having reference to the ladies, which it is not necessary to repeat; kindly undertook to divorce poor married people, in consequence of the great expense of a suit in Doctors' Commons; and, instead of compelling a man to support his family, as they had theretofore done, took his family away from him, and made him a bachelor!
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (77% in)
  • consequence = result
  • It was rather expensive at first, in consequence of the increase in the undertaker's bill, and the necessity of taking in the clothes of all the paupers, which fluttered loosely on their wasted, shrunken forms, after a week or two's gruel.
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (80% in)
  • consequence = result
  • But what's the consequence; what's the ungrateful behaviour of these rebels, sir?
    Chapter 5 — Oliver Mingles with New Associates. Going to a Funeral.... (50% in)
  • consequence = result
  • Spirits were produced, in consequence of one of the young ladies complaining of a coldness in her inside; and the conversation took a very convivial and improving turn.
    Chapter 9 — Containing Further Particulars Concerning the Pleansant.... (84% in)
  • consequence = result
  • Mr. Fang was consequently not a little indignant to see an unbidden guest enter in such irreverent disorder.
    Chapter 11 — Treats of Mr. Fang the Police Magistrate; and Furnishes a.... (78% in)
  • consequently = resultantly (as a result)
  • ...the reader from suspense, in behalf of the two young pupils of the Merry Old Gentleman; and of recording— That when the Dodger, and his accomplished friend Master Bates, joined in the hue-and-cry which was raised at Oliver's heels, in consequence of their executing an illegal conveyance of Mr. Brownlow's personal property, as has been already described, they were actuated by a very laudable and becoming regard for themselves; and forasmuch as the freedom of the subject and the...
    Chapter 12 — In Which Oliver is Taken Better Care of than He Ever was.... (71% in)
  • consequence = result
  • While these, and many other encomiums, were being passed on the accomplished Nancy, that young lady made the best of her way to the police-office; whither, notwithstanding a little natural timidity consequent upon walking through the streets alone and unprotected, she arrived in perfect safety shortly afterwards.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (72% in)
  • In reply to this incoherent questioning, the old man informed the deeply affected sister that Oliver had been taken ill in the office, and discharged in consequence of a witness having proved the robbery to have been committed by another boy, not in custody; and that the prosecutor had carried him away, in an insensible condition, to his own residence: of and concerning which, all the informant knew was, that it was somewhere in Pentonville, he having heard that word mentioned in the...
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (86% in)
  • consequence = result
  • Mr. Brownlow moved the lamp, so as to obtain an uninterrupted view of the beadle's countenance; and said, with a little impatience, 'Now, sir, you come in consequence of having seen the advertisement?'
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (76% in)
  • consequence = result
  • His wardrobe was, in truth, rather out of repair; but he excused himself to the company by stating that his 'time' was only out an hour before; and that, in consequence of having worn the regimentals for six weeks past, he had not been able to bestow any attention on his private clothes.
    Chapter 18 — How Oliver Passed His Time in the Improving Society of.... (84% in)
  • consequence = result
  • Whatever were Mr. Bumble's intentions, however (and no doubt they were of the best): it unfortunately happened, as has been twice before remarked, that the table was a round one; consequently Mr. Bumble, moving his chair by little and little, soon began to diminish the distance between himself and the matron; and, continuing to travel round the outer edge of the circle, brought his chair, in time, close to that in which the matron was seated.
    Chapter 23 — Which Contains the Substance of a Pleasant Conversation.... (77% in)
  • Now, if the matron had moved her chair to the right, she would have been scorched by the fire; and if to the left, she must have fallen into Mr. Bumble's arms; so (being a discreet matron, and no doubt foreseeing these consequences at a glance) she remained where she was, and handed Mr. Bumble another cup of tea.
    Chapter 23 — Which Contains the Substance of a Pleasant Conversation.... (80% in)
  • Either the master or the manner of this remark, which was made very ruefully, delighted Charley Bates so much, that his consequent shout of laughter roused the Jew from his reverie, and induced him to inquire what was the matter.
    Chapter 25 — Wherein this History Reverts to Mr. Fagin and Company (23% in)
  • ...from such a quarter, might well thrill the bosom of maid or matron of whatsoever degree; the historian whose pen traces these words—trusting that he knows his place, and that he entertains a becoming reverence for those upon earth to whom high and important authority is delegated—hastens to pay them that respect which their position demands, and to treat them with all that duteous ceremony which their exalted rank, and (by consequence) great virtues, imperatively claim at his hands.
    Chapter 27 — Atones for the Unpoliteness of a Former Chapter; Which.... (7% in)
  • consequence = result
  • However, he had made off with the blunt; and, consequently, the name of Mr. Chickweed, licensed witler, appeared in the Gazette among the other bankrupts; and all manner of benefits and subscriptions, and I don't know what all, was got up for the poor man, who was in a wery low state of mind about his loss, and went up and down the streets, for three or four days, a pulling his hair off in such a desperate manner that many people was afraid he might be going to make away with himself.
    Chapter 31 — Involves a Critical Position (58% in)
  • 'To think that my dear good aunt should have been the means of rescuing any one from such sad misery as you have described to us, would be an unspeakable pleasure to me; but to know that the object of her goodness and compassion was sincerely grateful and attached, in consequence, would delight me, more than you can well imagine.
    Chapter 32 — Of the Happy Life Oliver Began to Lead with His Kind Friends (12% in)
  • consequence = result
  • And at night, you urge me, with great mystery, to start before the ladies are stirring; the consequence of which is, that young Oliver here is pinned down to his breakfast when he ought to be ranging the meadows after botanical phenomena of all kinds.
    Chapter 36 — Is a Very Short One, and May Appear of No Great Importance.... (18% in)
  • consequence = result
  • He had a decided propensity for bullying: derived no inconsiderable pleasure from the exercise of petty cruelty; and, consequently, was (it is needless to say) a coward.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (38% in)
  • And, doubtless, he would, in this first outbreak, have carried the intention into effect without a moment's consideration of the consequences, if he had not been restrained, in part, by corresponding violence on the side of Mr. Brownlow, who was himself of an irascible temperament, and party by such arguments and representations as seemed best calculated to dissuade him from his hotbrained purpose.
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (69% in)
  • Just pausing to observe which appeared the most crowded streets, and consequently the most to be avoided, he crossed into Saint John's Road, and was soon deep in the obscurity of the intricate and dirty ways, which, lying between Gray's Inn Lane and Smithfield, render that part of the town one of the lowest and worst that improvement has left in the midst of London.
    Chapter 42 — An Old Acquaintance of Oliver's, Exhibiting Decided Marks.... (25% in)
  • Fagin followed up this remark by striking the side of his nose with his right forefinger,—a gesture which Noah attempted to imitate, though not with complete success, in consequence of his own nose not being large enough for the purpose.
    Chapter 42 — An Old Acquaintance of Oliver's, Exhibiting Decided Marks.... (60% in)
  • consequence = result
  • CHAPTER XLVII FATAL CONSEQUENCES It was nearly two hours before day-break; that time which in the autumn of the year, may be truly called the dead of night; when the streets are silent and deserted; when even sounds appear to slumber, and profligacy and riot have staggered home to dream; it was at this still and silent hour, that Fagin sat watching in his old lair, with face so distorted and pale, and eyes so red and blood-shot, that he looked less like a man, than like some hideous...
    Chapter 47 — Fatal Consequences (0% in)
  • If a gentleman wants to prove this, he has only need to bolt one little square, and he has put it beyond question—for it's quite as satisfactory as a pistol-bullet, and a great deal nastier in the flavour, consequently the more credit in taking it.
    Chapter 48 — The Flight of Sikes (38% in)
  • Your mother being dead, I knew that you alone could solve the mystery if anybody could, and as when I had last heard of you you were on your own estate in the West Indies—whither, as you well know, you retired upon your mother's death to escape the consequences of vicious courses here—I made the voyage.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (68% in)
  • He told her all he had meant to do, to hide her shame, if he had lived, and prayed her, if he died, not to curse his memory, or think the consequences of their sin would be visited on her or their young child; for all the guilt was his.
    Chapter 51 — Affording an Explanation of More Mysteries than One.... (35% in)
  • Mr. Noah Claypole: receiving a free pardon from the Crown in consequence of being admitted approver against Fagin: and considering his profession not altogether as safe a one as he could wish: was, for some little time, at a loss for the means of a livelihood, not burdened with too much work.
    Chapter 53 — And Last (47% in)
consequence = result
There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in Oliver Twist.

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2  —1 use as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • ...a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse; and in this workhouse was born; on a day and date which I need not trouble myself to repeat, inasmuch as it can be of no possible consequence to the reader, in this stage of the business at all events; the item of mortality whose name is prefixed to the head of this chapter.
    Chapter 1 — Treats of the place where Oliver Twist was Born and.... (8% in)
consequence = importance
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