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Definition of Consequence

Consequence

  1. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.
  2. 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.
  4. Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction.

Consequence Quotations

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Voltaire

To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.
James E. Faust

Sanctification is the outcome and inseparable consequence of regeneration. He who is born again and made a new creature receives a new nature and a new principle and always lives a new life.
J. C. Ryle

Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
Maximilien Robespierre

What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language.
Jane Goodall
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Consequence Translations

consequence in Dutch is consequentie, gevolg
consequence in German is Folge, Konsequenz, Folge, Resultat
consequence in Italian is successione, consequenza
consequence in Latin is eventus
consequence in Spanish is consecuencia, secuela
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