con·​se·​quent·​ly | \ˈkän(t)-sə-ˌkwent-lē, -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 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 Last year's Premier League champions finished fifth in the league this season, consequently failing to qualify for the lucrative Champions League. Aimee Lewis, CNN, "FA Cup final offers as much tradition and intrigue as a royal wedding," 18 May 2018 But that means most available stones have already been turned over, and Room to Dream, consequently, doesn’t contain much new information. Charlotte Shane, The New Republic, "Living in David Lynch’s Art Life," 26 June 2018 The hospital has said Levy was twice found to be impaired on duty and consequently terminated him in April. Hannah Grabenstein, Fox News, "Former VA pathologist denies being impaired on duty," 10 July 2018 So consequently, with the electorate changing, the nominees are going to change. NBC News, "The dirty tricks of Oscar campaigns, and what to expect at the 2018 Academy Awards," 4 Mar. 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 \

Kids Definition of consequently

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

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