in consequence of

idiom

variants or as a consequence of
formal
: as a result of (something specified)
She lost a lot of money in consequence of some risky investments.
Hundreds of people became sick as a consequence of the poor sanitary conditions.

Examples of in consequence of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This same movement now expects Israelis to be cavalier about the tens of thousands of innocent Palestinians, largely women and children, who have died in consequence of the Israeli military’s attacks on Hamas, which cynically hides behind them. Frederick Kaufman, Harper's Magazine, 26 Feb. 2024 Expert navigators such as London cab drivers have larger hippocampi compared to regular populations in consequence of their intensive spatial mapping and multisensory experience of the city. Gregory Dane Clemenson, Scientific American, 7 May 2021 Some of this is in consequence of Johnson’s own incurable temperament and ungovernable appetites. Geoffrey Wheatcroft, The New Republic, 11 July 2022 Starvation may arise as an unintended consequence of an armed conflict or in consequence of a dire political or economic situation in the country. Dr. Ewelina U. Ochab, Forbes, 5 June 2021 The steamship England, which cleared from Queenstown on January 12th, with 200 passengers on board, was obliged to put back to harbor in consequence of the breaking, during a heavy storm, of a number of barrels of bleaching powder in the hold. Dan Schlenoff, Scientific American, 26 Jan. 2021

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“In consequence of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20consequence%20of. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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