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consequence

(Conclusion), noun aftereffect, aftermath, climax, completion, conclusion, consummation, culmination, decision, deduction, denouement, derivation, derivative, determination, effect, emanation, ensual, eventuality, final result, finale, finding, finish, fruition, illation, logical result, offshoot, outcome, outgrowth, product, reaction, resolution, response, result, resultant action, settlement, upshot, verdict
Associated concepts: consequential benefits, consequential contempt, consequential contracts, consequential dammges, consequential injuries, consequential loss
Foreign phrases: Consuetudo non trahitur in conseqenniam.Custom is not drawn into consequence. Non officit conatus nisi sequatur effectus. An attempt does not harm unless a consequence follows. Officit conatus si effectus sequatur. The attempt becomes of consequence, if the effect follows.

consequence

(Significance), noun accent, auctoritas, base, basis, core, distinction, effect, essence, essential quallty, force, germ, heart, import, importance, influence, magnitude, marrow, materialness, meaning, merit, notable feature, nucleus, point, primary element, principle, prominence, purport, quintessence, relevance, self-consequence, self-importance, seriousness, soul, substance, usefulness, vital part
See also: amount, clout, concern, conclusion, degree, development, effect, eminence, emphasis, follow-up, force, import, importance, influence, interest, magnitude, outcome, outgrowth, prestige, primacy, reputation, result, strength, toll, value, weight
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If to this be added the fact that, in consequence of the ex parte application of the spur, one side of the mare appeared to journey faster than the other; and that the aggrieved flank was resolutely indicated by unremitted flourishes of a bushy tail, we finish the picture of both horse and man.
The departing ladies who had said they would stay didn't, of course, thank heaven, stay: they departed, in consequence of arrangements made, in a rage of curiosity, as they professed, produced by the touches with which he had already worked us up.
It was sorely tumbled, damp, and covered with a dull, spotted, green mould, in consequence of being kept in a dark locker of the cabin.
Judge Driscoll could be a freethinker and still hold his place in society because he was the person of most consequence to the community, and therefore could venture to go his own way and follow out his own notions.
Wish it she must, for his sakebe the consequence nothing to herself, but his remaining single all his life.
MY DEAR MAGDALEN -- I have deferred answering your letter, in consequence of the distracted state of my mind, which made me unfit to write to you.
Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all changes which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument, and consequence of the offices they hold under the State establishments; and the perverted ambition of another class of men, who will either hope to aggrandize themselves by the confusions of their country, or will flatter themselves with fairer prospects of elevation from the subdivision of the empire into several partial confederacies than from its union under one government.
What would have been the consequence, if such persons, by residence or otherwise, had acquired the character of citizens under the laws of another State, and then asserted their rights as such, both to residence and citizenship, within the State proscribing them?
I will tell you: in consequence of their limitation they take immediate and secondary causes for primary ones, and in that way persuade themselves more quickly and easily than other people do that they have found an infallible foundation for their activity, and their minds are at ease and you know that is the chief thing.
In consequence of the apathy and neglect of the American government, Mr.
The last consequence is, the despair of hope deferred.
And there is but one way in which a strong determined soul can learn it--by getting his heart-strings bound round the weak and erring, so that he must share not only the outward consequence of their error, but their inward suffering.