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.

Examples of consequently in a Sentence

taxes were lowered, and consequently complaints were fewer
Recent Examples on the Web In Bethlehem, where tourism is the main industry, income consequently fell more than 50 percent, said the mayor, Anton Salman, in a phone interview. New York Times, 2 Dec. 2021 Segregation was present in Phoenix, and consequently, Phoenix Elementary School District constructed schools specifically for the city’s Black population. Donna Reiner, The Arizona Republic, 30 Nov. 2021 And Thanksgiving, perhaps most consequently, is under pressure. Rich Lowry, National Review, 25 Nov. 2021 Superman became an unexpected bestseller and, consequently, the blueprint for a whole genre, as the market soon flooded with new superheroes. Julian Voloj,, 22 Sep. 2021 And, unlike tractors, horse manure adds to the soil’s fertility, and consequently, the nutrient density of crops. Sarah Michels, The Enquirer, 14 Aug. 2021 Vertical transportation soon came to organize the architecture of skyscrapers and, consequently, the lives of those working in them. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 26 Apr. 2021 Maurizio gradually embraces his wolfish business side and Patrizia gets pushed aside – and consequently confides in a call-in TV psychic (Salma Hayek) – as the story veers from darkly comic to ultimately tragic. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2021 The Chargers haven’t had a consistent running game and consequently have been thumped in the time-of-possession battle. Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2021

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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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“Consequently.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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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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