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consequence
used in And Then There Were None

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • If amyl nitrite were withheld—well, the consequences might easily be fatal.
    p. 103.8
consequences = results
  • Would the consciousness of her own guilt, the state of nervous tension consequent on having just shot a man, be sufficient, together with the hypnotic suggestion of the surroundings, to cause her to take her own life? I thought it would.
    p. 273.3
consequent = following as a result
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2  —1 use as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • "It's of no consequence," said the judge.
    p. 34.9
consequence = importance
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