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consequence
used in Of Human Bondage

2 meanings, 13 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • You're jolly well coming to Paris with me on Saturday or you can take the consequences.'
    75-76 — Chapters 75-76 (34% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Suddenly panic seized her; for Professor Erlin with brutal frankness had suggested the possible consequences of an intrigue which was now manifest to everyone, and she saw her good name in Heidelberg and the repute of her house ruined by a scandal which could not possibly be hidden.
    29-30 — Chapters 29-30 (86% in)
  • It doesn't matter what a man does if he's ready to take the consequences.
    81-82 — Chapters 81-82 (92% in)
  • Well, I'm ready to take the consequences.
    81-82 — Chapters 81-82 (93% in)

There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in Of Human Bondage.

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2  —5 uses as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • The work was interesting and varied; every day he learned something new; he felt himself of some consequence; and he saw a good deal of Sally.
    121-122 — Chapters 121-122 (2% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • "It's of no consequence.'
    25-26 — Chapters 25-26 (17% in)
  • XCVIII And now it happened that the fortunes of Philip Carey, of no consequence to any but himself, were affected by the events through which his country was passing.
    97-98 — Chapters 97-98 (45% in)
  • He no longer believed implicitly that nothing in the world was of consequence but art.
    97-98 — Chapters 97-98 (71% in)
  • Philip's experience had made him doubtful whether even then they would engage him; but Athelny, representing himself as a person of consequence in the firm, insisted that the manager could refuse him nothing.
    101-102 — Chapters 101-102 (61% in)

There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in Of Human Bondage.

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Life was insignificant and death without consequence.
    105-106 — Chapters 105-106 (87% in)
  • Suddenly he realised that he had lost also that burden of responsibility which made every action of his life a matter of urgent consequence.
    27-28 — Chapters 27-28 (90% in)
  • Nothing of the least consequence.
    47-48 — Chapters 47-48 (7% in)
  • Coffee and cognac followed with sufficient speed to prevent any untoward consequence, and they settled down to smoke in comfort.
    47-48 — Chapters 47-48 (20% in)

There are no more uses of "consequence" in Of Human Bondage.

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