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consequence
used in Atlas Shrugged

2 meanings, 43 uses
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1  —38 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • The consequences of your policies, Jim.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (82% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I do feel, however, that our stockholders will be justified in expecting that those who bore the major responsibility for this venture should now bear the consequences of their negligence.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (37% in)
  • You and I will always be there to save the country from the consequences of their actions.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (86% in)
  • It cost me fifteen million dollars, but these fifteen million wiped out forty million belonging to Taggart Transcontinental, thirty-five million belonging to stockholders such as James Taggart and Orren Boyle, and hundreds of millions which will be lost in secondary consequences.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (96% in)
  • Shall I beat you to it and name the consequences you were going to reproach me for?
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (97% in)
  • As to further consequences ....
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (35% in)
  • Stadler," she said, "I think I must tell you the meaning and the consequences of the fact that the construction of my branch line is being stopped.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (49% in)
  • I've chosen to do this-and I'll take all the consequences, including the full recognition of my choice.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (6% in)
  • Midas Mulligan had once been the richest and, consequently, the most denounced man in the country.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (53% in)
  • He felt nothing about that paper or its possible consequences.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (55% in)
  • Because he had accepted his secret as guilt and promised himself to take its consequences-because he had granted that the right was with Lillian, and he was able to bear any form of damnation, but not able to deny the right when it was claimed of him-because he knew that the reason for his refusal to go, was the reason that gave him no right to refuse-because he heard the pleading cry in his mind: "Oh God, Lillian, anything but that party!" and he did not allow himself to beg for...
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (18% in)
  • Whatever the consequences to Lillian, he would have confessed his adultery publicly, there and in that moment, rather than commit the unspeakable act of evading Dagny's eyes, of closing his face into a coward's blankness, of pretending to her that he did not know the nature of his action.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (41% in)
  • He felt that he had to hear it, no matter what the consequences.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (51% in)
  • Any refusal to recognize reality, for any reason whatever, has disastrous consequences.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (89% in)
  • Do you realize the possible consequences of your stand?
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (50% in)
  • "You saw the consequences of that" "Well, I don't know ....
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (68% in)
  • We're in for a very difficult time, and I would hate to see you suffer the consequences of his intransigent attitude.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (75% in)
  • Now you can see the consequences.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (80% in)
  • If you don't move my train at once, I'll let you guess the consequences.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (65% in)
  • He did not examine the events in Colorado, he did not attempt to grasp their cause, he did not consider their consequences.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (68% in)
  • You broke our rules, so you'll have to take the consequences.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (12% in)
  • Do you wish to give any outsider any relief from the consequences of remaining outside?
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (27% in)
  • "I forced my way here," she said quietly, "and I was to bear responsibility for the consequences.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (81% in)
  • Galt looked straight at him, then said slowly, in the tone of a man who knows all the consequences of his words, "I have decided, Francisco.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (91% in)
  • Then why aren't you letting me bear the consequences of mine?
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (93% in)
  • It has long been conceded by all progressive thinkers that there are no entities, only actions-and no values, only consequences.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (16% in)
  • Now, ladies and gentlemen, you will see the action and the consequences of the Thompson Harmonizer.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (16% in)
  • I mean, have you suffered any permanent injuries or consequences?
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (41% in)
  • I don't know, as to the permanent consequences.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (41% in)
  • In some terms different from hers, in some inconceivable manner of consciousness, they knew all that she could tell them, it was useless to prove to them the irrational horror of their course and of its consequences, both Meigs and Taggart knew itand the secret of their consciousness was the means by which they escaped the finality of their knowledge, "I see," she said quietly.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (56% in)
  • Don't tell me that it was your choice from the first and that you accepted all consequences, including tonight-it does not redeem the fact that it was I who had no better choice to offer you.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (92% in)
  • She waited for Jim to come home, that evening, and the thing that eroded any pain or indignation, was a feeling of her own detachment, as if it did not matter to her any longer, as if some action were required of her, but it made no difference what the action would be or the consequences.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (38% in)
  • But you always hear it said by a rotter about those who treat him as a rotter, those who don't feel any sympathy for the evil he's committed or for the pain he suffers as a consequence.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (58% in)
  • You know that you've broken me for once, that I broke the decision I had set for myself-but I did it consciously, knowing what it meant, I did it, not in blind surrender to the moment, but with full sight of the consequences and full willingness to bear them.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (97% in)
  • But you're not ready to quit and join meyou don't have to tell me, I know-and since I chose to take what I wanted before it was fully mine, I'll have to pay for it, I have no way of knowing how or when, I know only that if I give in to an enemy, I'll take the consequences.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (97% in)
  • The consequences are the same-and since we must judge actions by their consequences, the moral responsibility is the same....
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (78% in)
  • The consequences are the same-and since we must judge actions by their consequences, the moral responsibility is the same....
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (78% in)
  • If you refuse, you'll take the consequences.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (22% in)

There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in Atlas Shrugged.

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2  —3 uses as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • "Miss Taggart," asked the man with the quavering voice, "would you say that there are any shippers of consequence left on the Rio Norte Line?"
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (36% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The man in Bedroom A, Car No. 1, was a professor of sociology who taught that individual ability is of no consequence, that individual effort is futile, that an individual conscience is a useless luxury, that there is no individual mind or character or achievement, that everything is achieved collectively, and that it's masses that count, not men.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (95% in)
  • I had accepted, unwittingly and by default, the tenet that ideas were of no consequence to one's existence, to one's work, to reality, to this earth-as if ideas were not the province of reason, but of that mystic faith which I despised.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (90% in)

There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in Atlas Shrugged.

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Did you know that he hit upon an idea of the most tremendous consequence?
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (86% in)
  • But she felt a vague apprehension which she could not define, the suggestion that there was something of grave consequence in whatever had made him say it, something dangerous to him.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (99% in)

There are no more uses of "consequence" in Atlas Shrugged.

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