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suffer the consequences

To experience negative repercussions for one's actions or words, especially those that one would expect to incur punishment. I told you not to try to sneak in, and now that you've been caught, you're just going to have to suffer the consequences. If we do nothing to curb this pollution, I guarantee we will suffer the consequences in the future.
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The author is sure that since we have not made such revision of our choices and have played the politics of Potemkin villages and joyful mathematics we are now suffering the consequences and paying the price of such policies.
Some of those serving prison sentences may have not intended to kill anyone but they are now suffering the consequences of their actions.
The Scottish Government may be attempting to address this with its Alcohol Bill, but I fear a far more radical action is required if future generations are to be prevented from suffering the consequences of alcoholism.
Unlike public boards, private board-investor disagreements often flare into raging battles, with the company suffering the consequences.
To enjoy your healthier choices of "all natural sweeteners" and avoid suffering the consequences of "all natural decay, "we share these tips:
Poor old Helen Mary, with all her campaigning,I think her memory must be suffering the consequences.
Ryn goes to the very heart of the problem when he writes: "Democracy is suffering the consequences of an evasion of individual moral responsibility.
Families were torn apart by differences, lives were derailed for years, and, when it was all over, many had little to show for their sacrifices save the lessons life teaches about standing up for one's beliefs and suffering the consequences.
We as a society are suffering the consequences of failed marriages, and we have children who are victims of that process,'' Runner said, pitching his bill as a double-pronged effort to keep families together.
Not without humor, Rist presents herself as a lost soul suffering the consequences of what one presumes are pleasures of the flesh.
These recombinant DNA products will provide great relief to patients suffering the consequences of the genetic aberrations.
The shortfall is blatantly unfair to those of us who pay nearly 20 percent more in state taxes per year while suffering the consequences of reduced state services.
We have already been through the nightmare of 2001 and we are still suffering the consequences of the doctored reports of home and foreign reporters, Neskova says.
Numerous communities, many of them predominantly Latino, are suffering the consequences of Asarco's century-long pollution binge," said Armenta.
These tests are an important first step in translating meaningful basic science to the bedside, where the resulting medications may help a wide variety of patients suffering the consequences of chronic disease and the inflammatory mechanisms that modulate this suffering.