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 The Trump administration consequently took the case back up and requested extradition. Miriam Berger, Washington Post, "FAQ: Why Assange is on trial in London for extradition to the United States," 8 Sep. 2020 Others that reopened over the weekend were found to be in violation of the guidelines required for operating and were consequently shut down by the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "Some bars in Arizona hotels and casinos are allowed to be open. But not all. Here's why," 5 Sep. 2020 Along with its adjacent neighborhood, Greenwich Village, Chelsea was the epicenter of gay life in Manhattan, and consequently one of the places hit hardest by the AIDS pandemic. Sophie Vershbow, Vogue, "In a Pandemic, Rediscovering What Home Means," 5 Sep. 2020 Like so many Ferrante characters, Giovanna is consequently in flux and on edge, at the mercy of the moment. Anna Mundow, WSJ, "‘The Lying Life of Adults’ Review: Elena Ferrante’s Latest," 4 Sep. 2020 Less testing will lead to less effective contact tracing, and consequently, less effective mitigation of its immediate and long-term impacts on Americans. Arkansas Online, "OPINION | JOE THOMPSON: Cause for concern," 29 Aug. 2020 Rather than contributing to the body’s supply of collagen or cartilage, these supplements may reduce inflammation and consequently improve OA symptoms, the study authors write. Markham Heid, Good Housekeeping, "The Truth About Collagen Supplements and Their Potential Health Benefits," 28 Aug. 2020 The money generated could be used to supplement the income, and consequently acquired wealth, of those earning less — the bottom 50%, for example. Randy Charles Epping For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "It's time to raise taxes on the rich," 27 Aug. 2020 Lux added that Kendall might have tested more people earlier than some nearby counties and consequently reported more confirmed cases at an earlier stage, perhaps increasing the county’s awareness of the virus and vigilance in compliance. Bruce Selcraig,, "‘Keep up the good work,’ San Antonio mayor tells community as coronavirus numbers keep improving," 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of consequently

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for consequently

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

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“Consequently.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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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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