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as a result (of something)

because of something that has happened. As a result of the accident, Tom couldn't walk for six months. We couldn't afford to borrow money for a house as a result of the rise in interest rates.
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result from something

to emerge from something; to be the outcome of something. It will be interesting to see what results from your efforts. Nothing resulted from all that work.
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result in something

to achieve something; to bring about something; to cause something to happen. I hope that this will result in the police finding your car. All my effort resulted in nothing at all.
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net result

n. the final result after all the assets and liabilities have balanced out. I don’t care about the little things. What is the net result?
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In revolving the causes from which these exceptions result, and applying them to the particular instances before us, we are necessarily led to two important conclusions.
Nothing ever comes to me, that is worth having, except as the result of hard work.
Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French- all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm- was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors- that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
My interference, innocent as it was,' she wrote, 'has already been productive of such deplorable results, that I cannot and dare not stir any further in the case of Ferrari.
The first result gained by examination was remarkable enough to reward them for all their exertions.
Undoubtedly," replied Barbicane composedly, "or our experiment would produce no result.
This difference in the result of reciprocal crosses between the same two species was long ago observed by Kolreuter.
At one time also he largely devoted his efforts to a partly successful attack on the wastefulness and corruption of the government; and his generous effort to secure just treatment of Ireland and the Catholics was pushed so far as to result in the loss of his seat as member of Parliament from Bristol.
And would you not recognize a third class, such as gymnastic, and the care of the sick, and the physician's art; also the various ways of money-making--these do us good but we regard them as disagreeable; and no one would choose them for their own sakes, but only for the sake of some reward or result which flows from them?
Indeed, to feel the happiness which may result from this, it is necessary we should possess the passion ourselves.
The net result seems to be that, though self-knowledge has a definite and important contribution to make to psychology, it is exceedingly misleading unless it is constantly checked and controlled by the test of external observation, and by the theories which such observation suggests when applied to animal behaviour.
I cannot believe that it was any part of his intention to make the destruction of the register appear to be the result of accident, by purposely setting the vestry on fire.
Most people, if you describe a train of events to them, will tell you what the result would be.
One might, indeed, rest sufficiently satisfied with what, it is evident, must be, in general, the results of such a relation, with- out seeking farther to find whether they have fol- lowed in every instance.
On the conclusion of the Nottingham engagement (the results of which more than equaled the results at Derby), I proposed taking the entertainment next -- now we had got it into our own hands -- to Newark.