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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 photos were reportedly taken from government-held cities where Syrians are still suffering the consequences of the war that rocked their country for the past seven years.
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Friday said that the citizens of Karachi are the only ones suffering the consequences of the recent clash between K-Electric (KE) and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC).While speaking at the 15th My Karachi Expo opening ceremony, Shah commented that if the federal government is unable to provide the metropolitans with electricity, then KE should simply hand over the charge to the provincial government.
President of the Assembly Presidency Hamdo EjuboviA said that the municipalities were suffering the consequences of a system of shared duties where local self-government is the lowest level that everyone else is taking advantage of.
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.
But he has not taken the trouble to tell us how maintaining this contribution would benefit those suffering the consequences of the economic crisis; he has not even bothered to tell us which 'population groups' he had in mind (bankrupt developers perhaps?) and how the money from the contribution would go to them.
He said: "God is angry and we are suffering the consequences. Well, some of us, at least."
All the while our public services are being decimated and people are suffering the consequences of austerity, yet foreign aid goes on unabated.
Here we were, a plane of over 200 people in the 21st century, suffering the consequences of a decision made by someone at least 70 years ago.
"All the players who have been getting these chances away from home have failed to put them in the net and that's why we are suffering the consequences now.
"Some of those serving prison sentences may have not intended to kill anyone but they are now suffering the consequences of their actions.
We've also seen companies cause chaos when they fail after, supposedly, following the rules and we're all suffering the consequences of the banks "acting legally".
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.
Quality of life was found to be worse in older adults with low vision if they also had diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, musculoskeletal problems or were suffering the consequences of a previous stroke.
A parliament communique described this as "an urgent measure to prevent airline companies from suffering the consequences in 2010 of their under-use of slots in 2009." However, ACI Europe criticised the move, saying it was "concerned the suspension will result in an inefficient use of scarce capacity at congested airports", encouraging late cancellations of flights.
Unfortunately it is the schools of Wales who will be suffering the consequences of that sell-out as is seen by Gwynedd's recent decision to close 29 schools.