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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Great American leaders have long contributed profound thoughts of tremendous consequence to the public discourse.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the most extreme cases, it allows for the extrajudicial killing of black people without consequence.
The Dallas Cowboys sell out their state-of-the art football stadium.
We happily hoist our egg nog in the air, embrace each other, and raise our out-of-tune voices in song.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Students deemed “responsible” for alleged sexual assaults on college campuses can face little or no consequence for their acts.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star|Robert Silverman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many of us had been hit by the balls, but a bruise or a graze of the skin was the worst consequence that had ensued.
Insurrectionary movements at Rome in consequence of the pope's refusal to declare war against Austria.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The consequence of this quarrel was that, early in 1794, he found himself accused as a ci-devant noble.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
If there is everywhere complete economic freedom, then there will ensue in consequence a régime of social justice.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock