- 1A result or effect of an action or condition: many have been laid off from work as a consequence of the administration’s policiesMore example sentences
- There are two bigger pictures taking shape as a consequence of this result.
- In fact, twice as many people die in Britain as the result of cold winter nights as they do as a consequence of hot summer days.
- I do not see how the respondents can claim that they were successful as a consequence of the hearing.
- 2 [often with negative] Importance or relevance: the past is of no consequence he didn’t say anything of great consequenceMore example sentences
- Are you going to be a great nation or a couple of forgotten islands of no consequence?
- In other words, you should barter what is of no consequence to you but may be of value to others.
- It is of no consequence that the switch of domination occurred after rugby turned professional.
- 2.1 • dated Social distinction: a woman of consequenceMore example sentences
- She marries a respectable Dutch merchant in London and subsequently lives as a person of consequence in Holland.
- He was clearly of consequence but his hold on power was precarious.
- Both serving and retired soldiers were persons of consequence in their communities.
- As a result.More example sentences
- Haven't I been present as a student at many operations which ought never to have been done, and in several cases the patient has died in consequence?
- And in consequence, letters became an absolutely key means of communication.
- If they are unwilling to do that, and in consequence cannot find the workers they need, then they have no-one to blame but themselves.
take the consequences
- Accept responsibility for the negative results of one’s action.More example sentences
- I want him to face up to his responsibilities and take the consequences of his actions.
- Those who want to replace peace with confrontation will also take the responsibility and bear the consequences.
- Having made the choice for her, the parents should bear the consequences.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin consequentia, from consequent- 'following closely', from the verb consequi.