con·​se·​quent·​ly | \ ˈkän(t)-sə-ˌkwent-lē How to pronounce consequently (audio) , -si-kwənt-\

Definition of consequently

: as a result : in view of the foregoing : accordingly The words are often confused and are consequently misused.

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Examples of consequently in a Sentence

taxes were lowered, and consequently complaints were fewer

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Milik had little success for Bayer Leverkusen or Augsburg in Germany, but excelled in a loan spell at Ajax, which consequently made his loan permanent. Ciaran Fahey,, "World Cup Countdown: Lewandowski gives Poland hope in World Cup return," 10 June 2018 Going in for a midnight smooch, Teigen seemed to misjudge the height of Leslie Jones' umbrella, and was consequently struck in the face. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chrissy Teigen Saw in 2019 by Bashing into an Umbrella on Live TV," 1 Jan. 2019 Failing to build political risk into its financial models would have made Exxon Mobil look more profitable, and, consequently, investing in the company might have seemed like a better bet to investors. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "New York officially sues Exxon Mobil for misleading investors on climate change," 25 Oct. 2018 Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder that affects the nerves and, consequently, movement, the Mayo Clinic explains. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "The Weird Dream Symptom That Made Alan Alda Suspect He Had Parkinson’s Disease," 31 July 2018 The changes on the stage consequently bring change in the audiences. Vogue, "Claire Foy, Idris Elba, Anna Wintour, Sophie Okonedo, Ralph Fiennes, and the Cast of Hamilton Fete the 64th Evening Standard Theatre Awards," 19 Nov. 2018 And so consequently, the peaks of everything are smaller, right? Eric Johnson, Recode, "John Skipper, ESPN’s former president, is back ... at a rival sports media company.," 8 Nov. 2018 This isn’t the first time the series has had such an opportunity and consequently failed. De Elizabeth, Allure, "Bachelor in Paradise," 29 Aug. 2018 Shapiro makes a living having takes that are intended to aggravate liberals, and, consequently, is beloved by a certain group of conservatives. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "When Men Demand Your Attention, It's OK to Ignore Them," 22 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of consequently

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for consequently

see consequent entry 1

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con·​se·​quent·​ly | \ ˈkän-sə-ˌkwent-lē How to pronounce consequently (audio) \

Kids Definition of consequently

: as a result She missed the bus and consequently was late.

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