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consequence
used in The Bourne Identity

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • The consequences of disloyalty are swift in coming-death-about so, too, are the benefits of service-generous bonuses and huge expense allowances.
    Chapter 13 (21% in)
  • He had been tricked; he knew it and was not about to wait around for the consequences-which told Bourne something else.
    Chapter 32 (32% in)

There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in The Bourne Identity.

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2  —3 uses as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • Why is it every time there's a killing of consequence, we ascribe it to Cain?
    Chapter 15 (22% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Airplanes had crashed and revolutions had erupted bloodily; holy men had spoken only to be rebuked by other holy men; poverty and disease had been found where everyone knew they could be found, but no man of consequence had been killed.
    Chapter 11 (9% in)
  • It was an unlikely spot to hold a meeting of such consequence; there were no spinning computers to light up dark screens with green letters, no electronic communications equipment that would reach consoles in London or Paris or Istanbul.
    Chapter 22 (13% in)

There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in The Bourne Identity.

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