consequently

adverb
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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The chemicals can harm these all-important creatures and consequently prevent the plants from producing any pumpkins! Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow a Pumpkin Plant in Your Garden This Fall," 12 July 2019 Being overweight can change the acid levels in urine and, consequently, increase your risk of stones. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 But Ellis kept her job, was given time and consequently shifted the direction of the team and put long-term plans in place. Aimee Lewis, CNN, "Jill Ellis: The shy girl from England who became US Soccer's record-breaking head coach," 5 July 2019 Due to the dirt, when dogs played dust clouds were generated and dog owners said consequently their pets suffered eye infections, upper respiratory infections and skin issues. Pomerado News, "Maienschein secures $500K for RB Dog Park improvements," 3 July 2019 He was consequently banned from attending games for one year, fined $500,000 and his stake in the team likely in jeopardy. Terry Collins, Fortune, "Mark Stevens is Banned, But Here are the Other Tech Titans You May See Courtside on the Warriors' 'Billionaire's Row'," 7 June 2019 Being overweight can change the acid levels in urine and, consequently, increase your risk of stones. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, chicagotribune.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 1 July 2019 That raises the prospect of lower oil demand and consequently lower prices. Washington Post, "OPEC weighs extension of output cuts amid slackening demand," 1 July 2019 Nevertheless, there’s scope for urban races—where most runners start, and many consequently stop—to make much better provision for women. The Economist, "For women, running is still an act of defiance," 28 June 2019

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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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consequently

adverb
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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