suffer the consequences

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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.
See also: consequence, suffer
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Vesey was born, and that the good lady suffered the consequences of a vegetable preoccupation in the mind of the Mother of us all.
The original travel route was from Skardu to Islamabad but due to the unscheduled Air Safari, the flight was delayed causing inconvenience to scores of passengers who suffered the consequences of the delay.
His allies suffered the consequences as some were arrested and others temporarily blocked from leaving the country.
I choose to drive the speed limit because I have driven too fast and have suffered the consequences. I used to speed.
He said he had suffered the consequences of false allegations when he was convicted of sex offences in 1995.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, Attaullah Khan Mengal said they had suffered the consequences of their past mistakes and those dying in Balochistan were also human beings.
The bank, which suffered the consequences of a real estate collapse in the region, said it will raise its capital by USD300m (EUR236m) in the near term without giving further details on the move.
From an early age they've never suffered the consequences of their misbehaviour.
NATIONAL Two side Stourbridge took a reserve team to Redruth and suffered the consequences of a 10-try drubbing to depart the trophy at their entry stage.
I admit that I never have followed these recommendations to the letter, and this spring I suffered the consequences. A couple of months before turkey season I gave my ATV a complete lube change, installed a new ignition switch and changed the spark plugs.
The theories fall into two categories: the attack was a brilliant piece of offensive planning complemented by a fair share of luck and unprepared American forces; or the current thinking which says that although caught off guard, the Americans had ample warnings right up until the first Japanese bomb hit its target just before 0800 but ignored the signals and suffered the consequences.
"During the past 30 years, workplaces in Northern Ireland have suffered the consequences of ongoing political and religious conflicts, often resulting in severe operational disruptions and financial loss.
These boomers suffered the consequences in severe health problems such as addiction.
The result: too many teachers neglected to reach the curriculum or did not teach effectively, and too many children suffered the consequences.
The event came days after the dismissal of England's football coach Glen Hoddle, following remarks to a Times journalist which implied that disabled people suffered the consequences of their previous incarnations.