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consequence
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • I guess I didn't think about the consequences until after I lit the match—so I ran in to try to wake my foster dad up.

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2  —1 use as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • Do you know how, when you are on the verge of a breakdown, the world pounds in your ears—a rush of blood, of consequence?

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