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consequence
used in The Bluest Eye

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • Consequently we were not royal but snobbish, not aristocratic but class-conscious; we believed authority was cruelty to our inferiors, and education was being at school.
    4 — Spring (93% in)
  • If the conspiracy that the opening words announce is entered into by the reader, then the book can be seen to open with its close: a speculation on the disruption of "nature" as being a social disruption with tragic individual consequences in which the reader, as part of the population of the text, is implicated.
    6 — Afterword (79% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • Of itself it is of no consequence to one's major scheme.
    4 — Spring (93% in)

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