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consequence
used in The Deerslayer

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a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • To answer without saying more or less than he wished, was consequently a delicate duty.
    Chapter 5 (90% in)
  • In consequence of this expedient, the ark floated clear of the incumbrances of the shore, against which it would otherwise have been unavoidably hauled at every turn, producing embarrassments that Hutter, single-handed, would have found it very difficult to overcome.
    Chapter 4 (79% in)
  • But neither Hutter nor Hurry was a man likely to stick at trifles in matters connected with the right of the aborigines, since it is one of the consequences of aggression that it hardens the conscience, as the only means of quieting it.
    Chapter 5 (43% in)
  • This sentiment was uttered with as much simplicity of manner as of feeling, and Judith rewarded it with a smile so sweet, that even Deerslayer, who had imbibed a prejudice against the girl in consequence of Hurry's suspicions of her levity, felt its charm, notwithstanding half its winning influence was lost in the feeble light.
    Chapter 5 (84% in)
  • Should he obey the signal, and be drawn away from the landing, the lives of those who depended on him might be the forfeit—and, should he neglect the call, on the supposition that it had been really made, the consequences might be equally disastrous, though from a different cause.
    Chapter 6 (65% in)
  • Deerslayer then commenced a succinct but clear narrative of all that occurred during the night, in no manner concealing what had befallen his two companions, or his own opinion of what might prove to be the consequences.
    Chapter 8 (5% in)
  • The former's agitation, the young man did not fail to attribute to the interest she felt in Hurry, quite as much as to her filial love, while Hetty's apparent indifference was ascribed to that mental darkness which, in a measure, obscured her intellect, and which possibly prevented her from foreseeing all the consequences.
    Chapter 8 (7% in)
  • Even the doublings of the canoe had been as much the consequence of an uncertain hand and of nervous agitation, as of any craftiness or calculation.
    Chapter 9 (97% in)
  • But, though a little surprised, Wah-ta-Wah was the most willing to speak, and far the readier in foreseeing consequences, as well as in devising means to avert them.
    Chapter 10 (60% in)
  • It was her wish to reach the camp, and, sustained by her motives, she felt no more concern for the consequences than did her companion herself, now the latter was apprised of the character of the protection that the pale-face maiden carried with her.
    Chapter 10 (92% in)
  • "This is not well, Hetty," he said, deprecating the consequences to the girl herself more than any other evil.
    Chapter 11 (19% in)
  • Hutter was too stern and obdurate by nature to shrink from the consequences of any of his acts, and he was also too familiar with the opinions of the savages not to understand that nothing was to be gained by equivocation or an unmanly dread of their anger.
    Chapter 11 (83% in)
  • But he had tact enough to discover that equivocation would be useless, at that moment, and he made a merit of necessity by imitating a frankness, which, in the case of Hutter, was the offspring of habits of indifference acting on a disposition that was always ruthless, and reckless of personal consequences.
    Chapter 11 (86% in)
  • Least of all had his authority been exercised in a way to embolden his child to venture on the liberty she was about to take, without many misgivings of the consequences, although the liberty proceeded from a desire to serve himself.
    Chapter 12 (52% in)
  • Perhaps Judith was the first individual of his own colour who fairly submitted to this natural consequence of truth and fair-dealing on the part of Deerslayer.
    Chapter 12 (92% in)
  • The consequence was, that instead of hitting the knot which had been selected for the mark, he missed the ark altogether; the bullet skipping along the water like a stone that was thrown by hand.
    Chapter 13 (9% in)
  • These two entrances had been made with moccasined feet, and consequently almost without noise, but, unexpected and stealthy as they were, they had not the effect to disturb Deerslayer's self possession.
    Chapter 13 (49% in)
  • Two dead and dry, and consequently buoyant, logs of pine were bound together with pins and withes and a little platform of riven chestnut had been rudely placed on their surfaces.
    Chapter 13 (51% in)
  • Both parties now felt as men are wont to feel, when a bargain that each is anxious to conclude is on the eve of being broken off, in consequence of too much pertinacity in the way of management.
    Chapter 14 (55% in)
  • In consequence of this diligence, the raft occupied its old station in about half the time that had been taken in the previous visits.
    Chapter 14 (84% in)
  • In consequence of this precaution, no means offered by which March could put his designs in execution.
    Chapter 14 (98% in)
  • He first approached the Indian with loud menaces, and even Deerslayer stood aghast at the probable consequences.
    Chapter 15 (24% in)
  • But even Hurry was awed by the stern composure of the chief, and he, too, knew that such a man was not to be outraged with impunity; he therefore turned to vent his rage on Deerslayer, where he foresaw no consequences so terrible.
    Chapter 15 (26% in)
  • It was known that a large portion of the warriors-perhaps all—were encamped for the night abreast of the castle, and it was hoped that the scalps of helpless victims would be the consequence.
    Chapter 15 (56% in)
  • It is possible some serious consequences might have occurred, had not the Delaware interfered to remind them of the danger of being so unguarded, and of the necessity of returning to the ark.
    Chapter 15 (67% in)
  • It is true, the Indian had been hanging about his enemy's camp for a few hours, on his first arrival, and he had even once entered it, as related in the last chapter, but no consequences had followed either experiment.
    Chapter 16 (23% in)
  • In consequence of their recent change of ground, the Indians had not yet retired to their huts, but had been delayed by their preparations, which included lodging as well as food.
    Chapter 16 (46% in)
  • Beneath, except the fringe of thick bushes along the shore, there was very little underbrush; though, in consequence of their shape, the trees were closer together than is common in regions where the axe has been freely used, resembling tall, straight, rustic columns, upholding the usual canopy of leaves.
    Chapter 16 (64% in)
  • Deerslayer did not break through the fringe of bushes immediately abreast of the canoe, which might have brought him too suddenly within the influence of the light, since the hillock did not extend to the water; but he followed the beach northerly until he had got nearly on the opposite side of the tongue of land, which brought him under the shelter of the low acclivity, and consequently more in the shadow.
    Chapter 16 (70% in)
  • Promptitude, consequently became a matter of the last importance, as the parties might meet on the strand, before the fugitive could reach the canoe.
    Chapter 17 (4% in)
  • So much engaged were they all with the struggle and its consequences, that the canoe was unseen, though it still lay so near the shore as to render every syllable that was uttered perfectly intelligible to the Delaware and his betrothed; and the whole party left the spot, some continuing the pursuit after Hist, along the beach, though most proceeded to the light.
    Chapter 17 (11% in)
  • Here I am in their hands, after having slain one of their stoutest warriors, and they've been endivouring to work upon me through fear of consequences, to betray your father, and all in the Ark.
    Chapter 17 (93% in)
  • It was consequently believed that the girl had come alone, as on her former visit, and on some similar errand.
    Chapter 18 (3% in)
  • Hurry himself was startled at these unlooked for consequences, and for a moment he was sorely disturbed by conflicting sensations.
    Chapter 19 (12% in)
  • All this time the Ark was in motion, and it was already opening the bay above the point, and was consequently quitting the land.
    Chapter 19 (14% in)
  • Chingachgook arose, and for a single instant the ancient animosity of tribes was forgotten, in a feeling of colour; but he recollected himself in season to prevent any of the fierce consequences that, for a passing moment, he certainly meditated.
    Chapter 19 (16% in)
  • In consequence of this change in the position of the scow, which was effected before Hutter had succeeded in opening the gate of his dock, the Ark and the Castle lay, as sailors would express it, yard-arm and yard-arm, kept asunder some ten or twelve feet by means of the piles.
    Chapter 19 (77% in)
  • An instant sufficed to show the consequences.
    Chapter 20 (15% in)
  • The moment he was in motion she foresaw the consequences, and this the more readily, as the scow was now beginning to move with some steadiness, and she bethought her of the means of saving him.
    Chapter 20 (50% in)
  • The canoe of the girls was quite a quarter of a mile distant from the Ark, obviously keeping aloof, in ignorance of what had occurred, and in apprehension of the consequences of venturing too near.
    Chapter 20 (67% in)
  • Still she persevered, allowing no very visible consequences immediately to follow the change.
    Chapter 20 (85% in)
  • This made the pursuit what is technically called a "stern chase", which is proverbially a "long chase": the meaning of which is that, in consequence of the relative positions of the parties, no change becomes apparent except that which is a direct gain in the nearest possible approach.
    Chapter 20 (86% in)
  • There had never been much sympathy between her reputed father and herself, and suspicions of this very truth had often glanced across her mind, in consequence of dialogues she had overheard between Hutter and her mother.
    Chapter 21 (11% in)
  • That instinctive sense of right which appeared to shield her from the commission of wrong, and even cast a mantle of moral loveliness and truth around her character, could not penetrate abstrusities, or trace the nice affinities between cause and effect, beyond their more obvious and indisputable connection, though she seldom failed to see all the latter, and to defer to all their just consequences.
    Chapter 21 (17% in)
  • What might have been the consequences with one of Judith's known spirit, as well as her assured antipathy to the speaker, it is not easy to say, for, just then, Hutter gave unequivocal signs that his last moment was nigh.
    Chapter 21 (46% in)
  • At all events, there was not a sufficiency of chivalry in Hurry Harry to induce him to hazard the safety of his own person unless he could see a direct connection between the probable consequences and his own interests.
    Chapter 23 (39% in)
  • What, then, are likely to be the consequences to yourself?
    Chapter 23 (66% in)
  • There was a decision in the manner of the girl that disposed Deerslayer to comply, and this he did the more readily as the delay could produce no material consequences one way or the other.
    Chapter 23 (68% in)
  • The listeners were confounded with this proof of sudden repentance in the hunter, and that too for an indulgence so very common, that men seldom stop to weigh its consequences, or the physical suffering it may bring on the unoffending and helpless.
    Chapter 26 (6% in)
  • As respects Deerslayer, though he took a pride in showing his white blood, by often deviating from the usages of the red-men, he frequently dropped into their customs, and oftener into their feelings, unconsciously to himself, in consequence of having no other arbiters to appeal to, than their judgments and tastes.
    Chapter 27 (6% in)
  • Hereditary influence did certainly exist, but there is much reason to believe it existed rather as a consequence of hereditary merit and acquired qualifications, than as a birthright.
    Chapter 28 (54% in)
  • Deerslayer himself was astounded, and this quite as much by the brilliant picture the girl presented, as at the indifference to consequences with which she had braved the danger of the step she had taken.
    Chapter 30 (12% in)
  • In all that relates to religion, his was one of those minds which, in consequence of reasoning much on material things, logically and consecutively, and overlooking the total want of premises which such a theory must ever possess, through its want of a primary agent, had become sceptical; leaving a vague opinion concerning the origin of things, that, with high pretentions to philosophy, failed in the first of all philosophical principles, a cause.
    Chapter 31 (32% in)

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  • Still he commanded himself, the captivity of Deerslayer rendering the arm of the offender of double consequence to him at that moment.
    Chapter 19 (15% in)

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