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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This can cause liver cells to die and, consequently, halt liver function. Maggie O'neill,, "How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System? We Asked an Expert," 20 June 2019 Strong evidence suggests that Cohen’s payment to Daniels was for the purpose of influencing the election and, consequently, an illegally large in-kind contribution from Cohen to the Trump campaign. Paul S. Ryan, Time, "The President’s Pardon Might Be About More Than Dinesh D’Souza. Just Look at Trump’s Own Legal Trouble," 1 June 2018 At 14,000 tons, the Dokdos are considerably smaller than the Izumos, and consequently not nearly as capable. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "The F-35's Incompetence Has Gone Global," 2 Jan. 2018 Obesity is often described as simply a matter of managing one’s calories and consequently cast as a lack of willpower on the part of an overweight individual. Wired, "Philanthropy and the Challenge of Quantifying Success," 30 July 2019 Taking place in 2008 Los Angeles at the end of the world, the film consequently delves into the post-Iraq War militarization of the country, the rise of the surveillance state and, naturally, rifts on the space-time continuum. Hau Chu, Washington Post, "The delightfully bonkers film that turned the Rock into Dwayne Johnson," 25 July 2019 As rental units make up an increasing share of the overall housing stock, the homeownership rate will consequently fall. Marisa Kendall, The Mercury News, "Bay Area homeownership hits seven-year low. Are out-of-control prices to blame?," 25 July 2019 Democrats have been consequently trying to tamp down expectations of any major new developments emerging. Alana Abramson, Time, "Mueller’s Testimony Isn’t Expected to Deliver Bombshells. Here’s Why It Still Matters," 24 July 2019 As sea levels creep higher, the coastal megalopolis continues to pump too much water from its underlying aquifers, and consequently the land is collapsing by almost a foot a year in some places. Matt Simon, WIRED, "The Sea Is Consuming Jakarta, and Its People Aren't Insured," 19 July 2019

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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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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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not constant or steady

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