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consequence
used in Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

2 meanings, 7 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • Just as the consequences of Milkman's own stupidity would remain, and regret would always outweigh the things he was proud of having done.
    Chapter 15 (77% in)
consequences = results
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • So Hagar's forays were part and parcel of the mystery of having been "lifed" by love, and while the manifestation it took was a source of great interest to them, the consequences were not.
    Chapter 5 (40% in)
  • That plus her alien's compassion for troubled people ripened her and—the consequence of the knowledge she had made up or acquired—kept her just barely within the boundaries of the elaborately socialized world of black people.
    Chapter 5 (93% in)
  • consequence = result
  • Toward morning, Macon woke from a light and fitful sleep, with a terrific urge to relieve his bowels, the consequence of three days' diet of wild fruit.
    Chapter 7 (69% in)
  • consequence = result
  • And his efforts to ignore it, transcend it, seemed to work only when he spent his days looking for whatever was light-hearted and without grave consequences.
    Chapter 8 (52% in)
  • The Seven Days was the consequence of this ability, but not its origin.
    Chapter 9 (79% in)
consequence = result
There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison.

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2  —1 use as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • Like the street he lived on, recorded as Mains Avenue, but called Not Doctor Street by the Negroes in memory of his grandfather, who was the first colored man of consequence in that city.
    Chapter 15 (28% in)
consequence = importance
There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison.

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