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[ noun ] a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

Examples

"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"

Used in print

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

She tells him of the consequences of his behavior .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

Existence is created and willed by God and is not the consequence of a pre-existent rebellion or of a cosmic descent from eternity into history .

The repeated efforts in Christian history to describe death as altogether the consequence of human sin show that these two aspects of death cannot be separated .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

The social and psychological consequences of this continue to affect the area .

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

The secondary consequences from this could be very serious and must be taken into consideration in planning for defense .

2
[ noun ] the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

Synonyms

aftermath

Examples

"that result is of no consequence"

Used in print

(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)

A Georgia soldier gave his wife the following description of the cause and consequence of diarrhoea : `` I have bin a_little sick with diorah two or three days .

(James Bryant Conant, Slums and Suburbs...)

This last point is important because if high_school pupils are aware that few , if any , graduates who have chosen a certain vocational_program have obtained a job as a consequence of the training , the whole idea of relevance disappears .

(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)

As a consequence of the tensions thus produced in his thoughts and feelings , he wrote on_the_one_hand sketches of idealized hunting trips and on_the_other an anecdote of the village of Hardscrabble , Arkansas , where no one had ever seen a piano ; and he wrote also the masterpiece of frontier humor , `` The_Big_Bear_of_Arkansas '' , in which earthy realism is placed alongside the exaggeration of the backwoods tall-tale and the awe with which man contemplates the grandeur and the mysteries of nature .

3
[ noun ] having important effects or influence

Synonyms

moment import

Examples

"decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself" "virtue is of more moment that security"

Used in print

(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

Since the 1946 disaster there have been 15 tsunami in the Pacific , but only one was of any consequence .

(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)

He tramped out of the Miners_Rest with his hopes plummeting , and headed doggedly for the Palace_Saloon , the last place of any consequence on this side of the street .

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