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[self-kon-si-kwuh ns, self-] /ˈsɛlfˈkɒn sɪ kwəns, ˌsɛlf-/
self-important character or quality; self-importance.
Origin of self-consequence
1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She did not know that selfishness had thrown out the branch of self-consequence.

    Countess Kate Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Who had been at pains to give Harriet notions of self-consequence but herself?

    Emma Jane Austen
  • Some there were, indeed, who suggested a too haughty idea of self-consequence and dignity.

  • "There's nobody else at Verner's Pride should scold me," responded Rachel, with a charming little air of self-consequence.

    Verner's Pride Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Time has not affected his intellect, or impaired his self-consequence.

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