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As a result (of something); therefore; thus. I heard you borrowed my car without permission. In consequence, you're grounded for two weeks. She didn't study for the exam and, in consequence, she failed. What did she think was going to happen?
in consequence (of something)
as a result of something; because of something. In consequence of the storm, there was no electricity. The wind blew down the wires. In consequence, we had no electricity.
As a result, therefore, as in She was away for years and in consequence has few friends here. The prepositional phrase in consequence of means "as a result of," as in In consequence of this finding, there is sure to be further investigation. [Late 1600s]
in ˈconsequence (of something)(formal) as a result of something: The child was born deformed in consequence of an injury to its mother.
As a result; consequently.