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
Recent Examples on the Web Myanmar was consequently charged with genocide at The Hague in 2019, for which Aung San Suu Kyi defended the military, badly tarnishing her international image. Emily Fishbein, Rolling Stone, 6 Sep. 2021 According to Supervisor Russell Goodwin, the county is down 86 officers, forcing staff members to work more overtime hours and, consequently, take sick leave in order to receive a break. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Sep. 2021 To be clear, even in the Delta era, vaccination reduces the risk of infection, which should consequently reduce the risk of long COVID. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 1 Sep. 2021 Unfortunately, many workers fear the implementation of new technology will translate to automation of their position and, consequently, the loss of their job. Rick Hammell, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 The landowner consequently is not liable for injuries to the independent contractor and its workers caused by hazards known to the contractor. Dan Eaton, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Aug. 2021 At a time when many businesses are seeing declining sales and consequently tumbling revenue, marijuana is having a moment. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 26 Aug. 2021 Elder’s name consequently does not appear on a fold for every voter. Alexei Koseff, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Aug. 2021 North Shore streams, by contrast, are fed largely by runoff, and consequently are more vulnerable to low flows and higher water temperatures. Star Tribune, 8 July 2021

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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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The first known use of consequently was in the 15th century

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“Consequently.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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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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