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consequence
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • Consequently it was an extremely satisfactory one.
    Chapter 16 (93% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He was a forsaken, friendless boy, he said; nobody loved him; when they found out what they had driven him to, perhaps they would be sorry; he had tried to do right and get along, but they would not let him; since nothing would do them but to be rid of him, let it be so; and let them blame HIM for the consequences—why shouldn't they?
    Chapter 13 (3% in)
  • The consequence was, that the smaller boys spent their days in terror and suffering and their nights in plotting revenge.
    Chapter 21 (6% in)
  • consequence = result
  • Even the Glorious Fourth was in some sense a failure, for it rained hard, there was no procession in consequence, and the greatest man in the world (as Tom supposed), Mr. Benton, an actual United States Senator, proved an overwhelming disappointment—for he was not twenty-five feet high, nor even anywhere in the neighborhood of it.
    Chapter 22 (39% in)
consequence = result
There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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2  —1 use as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • The place was grandly lighted, and everybody that was of any consequence in the village was there.
    Chapter 33 (94% in)
consequence = importance
There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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