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consequence
used in The Poisonwood Bible

2 meanings, 11 uses
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1  —7 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • She fails to see that Anatole is breaking rules for her, and this will have consequences.
    Book 3 — Judges (72% in)
consequences = results (unintended side-effects)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • But Father skipped over all that and went straight to the dire consequences: "The emissaries of the Lord smote the sinners, who had come heedless to the sight of God, heedless in their nakedness."
    Book 1 — Genesis (27% in)
  • Consequently they are all so envious of mine they frequently walk up boldly and give it a yank.
    Book 1 — Genesis (55% in)
  • Consequently Nelson places great stock in signs and superstitions.
    Book 2 — Revelation (57% in)
  • I considered Nelson's view of what ought to be done with twins, and the dreadful consequences of ignoring that tradition.
    Book 5 — Exodus (47% in)
  • He always said, "Girls, you choose your path and stick to it and suffer your consequences!"
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (27% in)
  • As a consequence, I must sometimes appear at public functions where I am lauded as a saviour of the public health.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (83% in)
consequence = result
There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in The Poisonwood Bible.

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2  —4 uses as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • I guess that is about as consequential as it gets.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (27% in)
consequential = important
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Drumming on chairs might have been of no special consequence in a Bethlehem school where little boys acted up whenever they took a mind.
    Book 3 — Judges (73% in)
  • consequence = importance
  • Mother and I jumped, but Father merely replied in a normal voice, "What occurred this evening may be of some consequence to the village, but it's of no consequence to you."
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (38% in)
  • consequence = importance
  • Mother and I jumped, but Father merely replied in a normal voice, "What occurred this evening may be of some consequence to the village, but it's of no consequence to you."
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (38% in)
consequence = importance
There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in The Poisonwood Bible.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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