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consequence
used in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

2 meanings, 13 uses
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1  —12 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • The very decided manner with which he spoke, and strove to impress his wife with the evil consequences of giving me instruction, served to convince me that he was deeply sensible of the truths he was uttering.
    Chapter 6 (52% in)
consequences = results
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It was doubtless in consequence of a knowledge of this fact, that one great statesman of the south predicted the downfall of slavery by the inevitable laws of population.
    Chapter 1 (51% in)
  • consequence = result
  • It is partly in consequence of such facts, that slaves, when inquired of as to their condition and the character of their masters, almost universally say they are contented, and that their masters are kind.
    Chapter 3 (71% in)
  • consequence = result
  • They suppress the truth rather than take the consequences of telling it, and in so doing prove themselves a part of the human family.
    Chapter 3 (77% in)
  • consequences = effects (results)
  • When he whipped, he seemed to do so from a sense of duty, and feared no consequences.
    Chapter 4 (34% in)
  • consequences = undesired side effects (results other than those intended) of an action taken
  • Having no resources within himself, he was compelled to be the copyist of many, and being such, he was forever the victim of inconsistency; and of consequence he was an object of contempt, and was held as such even by his slaves.
    Chapter 9 (35% in)
  • consequence = result
  • I doubt not that our conduct had much to do with making him appear awkward, and of consequence fretful.
    Chapter 9 (40% in)
  • consequence = result
  • He could hire young help with great ease, in consequence of this reputation.
    Chapter 9 (96% in)
  • consequence = result
  • "I won't!" said Henry, in a firm tone, indicating his readiness to meet the consequences of his refusal.
    Chapter 10 (75% in)
  • consequences = undesired effects
  • I, of course, kept the vow I made after the fight with Mr. Covey, and struck back again, regardless of consequences; and while I kept them from combining, I succeeded very well; for I could whip the whole of them, taking them separately.
    Chapter 10 (91% in)
  • consequences = undesired effects
  • I knew they were exceedingly poor, and I had been accustomed to regard their poverty as the necessary consequence of their being non-slaveholders.
    Chapter 11 (73% in)
  • consequence = result
  • I believe there have been no more such threats, and should there be hereafter, I doubt not that death would be the consequence.
    Chapter 11 (88% in)
consequence = result
There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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2  —1 use as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • The whisper that my master was my father, may or may not be true; and, true or false, it is of but little consequence to my purpose whilst the fact remains, in all its glaring odiousness, that slaveholders have ordained, and by law established, that the children of slave women shall in all cases follow the condition of their mothers;
    Chapter 1 (35% in)
consequence = importance or significance
There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

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