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consequence
used in Washington Square

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • She wondered what she ought to say, and what would be the consequences of her saying nothing.
    Chapter 4 (12% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The consequences at present were very agreeable.
    Chapter 4 (12% in)
  • There is nothing against you but an accident, if you will; but with my thirty years' medical practice, I have seen that accidents may have far-reaching consequences."
    Chapter 12 (53% in)
  • It could only have been at the prompting of such a sentiment that he presently mentioned to her that the course recommended by Mrs. Penniman was an immediate union, regardless of consequences.
    Chapter 20 (61% in)
  • I have passed, in consequence, into the exasperated stage.
    Chapter 27 (62% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • She was not absolutely veracious; but this defect was of no great consequence, for she had never had anything to conceal.
    Chapter 2 (47% in)

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