Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. As a result; therefore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. As a result or consequence of something.
  • adv. subsequently, following after in time or sequence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. By consequence; by natural or logical sequence or connection.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By consequence; by the connection of cause and effect or of antecedent and consequent; in consequence of something; therefore.
  • Subsequently.
  • Synonyms Wherefore, Accordingly, etc. See therefore.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. (sentence connectors) because of the reason given
  • adv. as a consequence

Etymologies

consequent +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We should be reminded that only a hand full of Methodists have a political agenda, which consequently is destroying the religious values for the remainder of the 300,000 followers.

    Global Voices in English » Fiji: Tension rises between government and Methodist Church

  • To an unfortunate extent, their fears are well-founded, and the playing field consequently is left to thieves.

    Henry J. Stern: Perverted Justice

  • That bias resides within much of the public, and consequently is reflected in much of the CBC's coverage.

    garrison mentality

  • For the hydrogen atom, which has only one electron and consequently is the simplest atom to investigate theoretically, the calculation of the motion of the electron in the electric field of the nucleus led to results of such accuracy that 20 years elapsed until any error of the theory could be found experimentally.

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1965 - Presentation Speech

  • Guanidine consequently is a specific inhibitor of the poliovirus.

    André Lwoff - Nobel Lecture

  • Nothing so aroused her indignation as the mention of her name consequently few knew what it really was.

    Miss Dexie A Romance of the Provinces

  • The writer of C was a mechanical copyist and not at home in English, consequently he reproduces X with tolerable accuracy.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • It also follows that one of the extremes—the people in their capacity of subjects—being fixed and represented by unity, the simple proportion must, whenever the duplicate proportion is increased or diminished, increase or diminish accordingly, and the mean term consequently changes.

    The Social Contract

  • As an outsider who truly cares for Canada, such has been my Imperial upbringing, as much as I care for Scotland or Wales, or even Yorkshire, I cannot help wondering if your present troubles and travail are not due primarily to the complete cessation of immigration and the fact that new wealth consequently is no longer circulating through all the various wheels of your industry and agriculture.

    Empire Unity—The Bulwark of Civilization

  • The law relates only to any omission and consequently is quite different from that laid down in

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

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  • No comment for consequently, huh? Que mala suerte!

    May 9, 2009