consequence

[Con┬Ěse*quence]

Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction.

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That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.

Noun
having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment that security"

Noun
the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual; "that result is of no consequence"

Noun
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"


n.
That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.

n.
A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.

n.
Chain of causes and effects; consecution.

n.
Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction.


Consequence

Con"se*quence , n. [L., consequentia: cf. F. cons'82quence. See Consequent.] 1. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.
Shun to taste, And shun the bitter consequence.
2. (Logic) A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference. 3. Chain of causes and effects; consecution.
Such fatal consequence unites us three.
Link follows link by necessary consequence.
4. Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction.
It is a matter of small consequence.
A sense of your own worth and consequence.
In consequence, hence; for this cause. -- In consequence of, by reason of; as the effect of. Syn. -- Effect; result; end. See Effect.

That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.

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Usage Examples

It is said that man doesn't live by bread alone. Sometimes this is unfortunate, because people who cannot live by bread alone too often kill other people in consequence of the fights they get into.

Judaism is much more communal, and partly as a consequence of my religious switch, I am increasingly more suspicous of my previous view that what people do in the privacy of their own home is their business alone.

God joins us together by means of the body, in consequence of the laws of the communication of movements. He affects us with the same feelings in consequence of the laws of the conjunction of body and soul.

An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type.

Fundamental ideas are not a consequence of experience, but a result of the particular constitution and activity of the mind, which is independent of all experience in its origin, though constantly combined with experience in its exercise.

But every act in consequence of our faith, strengthens faith.

Hate is the consequence of fear we fear something before we hate it a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.

If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin.

As a consequence of the victories we have registered during our first ten years of freedom, we have laid a firm foundation for the new advances we must and will make during the next decade.

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Other Usage Examples

Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of the utmost consequence.

If younger people see older people who haven't planned ahead and have to rely on charity, the young will be more likely to provide for the future. Today when someone plans poorly, the only consequence people see is a demand for more government.

If we are to garner sustained U.S. domestic support for future trade agreements, we have to make sure those Americans who have suffered as a consequence of past agreements have an effective social safety net, adjustment assistance, opportunities for retraining and new job creation that enables all Americans to thrive.

But if you - if what - the reports are true, what they're saying is, is that as a consequence of us getting 30 million additional people health care, at the margins that's going to increase our costs, we knew that.

Man becomes weak or ill by accident as a consequence of the lack of resources. Even the most severally ill patients must be treated with the aim of restoring their health.

Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.

Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone's guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.

I have argued above that we cannot prevent the Singularity, that its coming is an inevitable consequence of the humans' natural competitiveness and the possibilities inherent in technology.

As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another.

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