Definition of in consequence in US English:

in consequence


  • As a result.

    • ‘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?’
    • ‘That was in consequence of a misunderstanding between myself and a young person.’
    • ‘And in consequence, letters became an absolutely key means of communication.’
    • ‘They ought, in consequence, to attract the nation's sympathy.’
    • ‘Their prescriptions, in consequence, dramatically differ from those of the deep ecologists.’
    • ‘After the revolution the social prestige of the working class rose considerably and in consequence the prestige of the lower middle class fell in relative terms.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The jury held that he was capable of managing his own affairs and he will in consequence be discharged from the local asylum.’
    • ‘There is no action that ought to be taken in consequence, there is no injury that could be righted in that way.’
    • ‘The basic philosophy of this organization must be, in consequence, deeply humanistic.’
    therefore, for that reason, consequently, so, as a result, as a consequence, in consequence, hence, thus, then, that being so, that being the case, on that account
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