suffer the consequences


: to be punished for what one has done
He broke the law, so he has to suffer the consequences.

Examples of suffer the consequences in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The animals not only get scared, but could also escape enclosures and suffer the consequences of misused explosives, including burns and scars. Lauren Ferrer, Sun Sentinel, 1 July 2024 Verywell Health: Do any groups of people suffer the consequences of asthma more than others? Claire Wolters, Verywell Health, 25 June 2024 Undoubtedly, Trump also will not suffer the consequences of his actions during the trial as well. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 15 June 2024 Her characters feel the dread of making the choices that define one’s time on earth and suffer the consequences for taking — and missing — their chances. Christine Smallwood, Vulture, 6 May 2024 If big states suffer problems of cohesion, small states suffer the consequences of weakness. Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Affairs, 23 Apr. 2024 Students and teachers, meanwhile, suffer the consequences of overzealous filtering. Tara García Mathewson, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2024 Meanwhile, Boeing’s customers continue to suffer the consequences. Alan Murray, Fortune, 13 Mar. 2024 Treasury officials have repeatedly accused Hamas’s top leadership of enjoying lavish lifestyles outside of Gaza while average Palestinians suffer the consequences of the militant group’s actions. Jeff Stein, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2023

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“Suffer the consequences.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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