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a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • It was almost four months ago that the door was sealed shut between Hilly and me, a door made of ice so thick it would take a hundred Mississippi summers to melt it. It's not as if I hadn't expected consequences. I just hadn't thought they'd last so long.
    Chapter 27 (11% in)
consequences = undesired side effects (results other than those intended) of an action taken
  • "Was he...colored?" I gulp at the thought of the consequences, because even to me, that would be horrific, disastrous.
    Chapter 20 (91% in)
  • consequences = results
  • Those people have children and don't think about the consequences until it's too late.
    Chapter 27 (73% in)
  • consequences = effects (results)
  • We haven't talked about this in a while, and besides Winnie's comment about tongues, we haven't really discussed the actual consequences besides the maids losing their jobs.
    Chapter 27 (89% in)
consequences = results
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