Part of speech: noun

That which naturally follows.

Part of speech: noun

Distinction; importance.

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Usage examples "consequence":

  1. It could be of no consequence to him. - "The Hunt Ball Mystery", Magnay, William.
  2. " As to the form of the projectile," resumed Barbicane, " it is of little consequence, since, once the atmosphere cleared, it will find itself in empty space; I therefore propose a round ball, which will turn on itself, if it so pleases." - "The Moon-Voyage", Jules Verne.
  3. I mentioned a while back that I was tied up peculiar and stood to lose considerable if I failed to put in two years out here- which wouldn't have been of any particular consequence only that I found out that the Three Bar was going under unless some one put a stop to what's going on. - "The Settling of the Sage", Hal G. Evarts.