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of consequence

Important; significant; having value. We only have a limited amount of time in which to conduct this meeting, so let's please stick to matters of consequence. He was the only person of consequence at the party, so once he left, I felt there was no longer a reason to stay.
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of consequence

Important, as in For all matters of consequence we have to consult the board, or Only scientists of consequence have been invited to speak. This idiom was first recorded in 1489.
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The allocation of consequence management assets should not be handled on a first-come, first-served basis, but should be based on an understanding of the tradeoffs among competing demands.
Once the complete hst of consequences was established, two of the authors were trained as coders.
The mean number of consequences mentioned by each respondent was 8.3.
In her final chapters, she further broadens her theme, considering how we can use the science of consequences to address environmental and other global issues.
Schneider has cleverly put to work the science of consequences in this book.
The key when developing a plan of consequences is to apply consequences that are positive to shape desired behavior.
The Drinker Inventory of Consequences (DrInC): An instrument for assessing adverse consequences of alcohol abuse.
Students raised issues of consequences ("People did something bad and there wasn't a consequence;" "Fake.
However, the awareness of consequences in courage is quite different from acting on faith, and no understanding of courage would be complete without an understanding of what constitutes faith.
The likelihood of consequences also differed by type of sex.
The researchers caution that their classifications of consequences as positive or negative may not match the views of adolescents themselves, and the findings may not be widely generalizable.
There are three important distinctions to make when speaking of consequences.
There should be a range of consequences that are logical - not punitive - and connected to the behavior (Saphier and Gower, 1987).