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consequence

(kŏn′sē-kwĕns)
1. Any result, conclusion, or effect.
2. In psychology, the end result of a behavior, which may be positive, negative, or neutral.
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Across the nation, children of the incarcerated, as much as their parents, bear the consequences of misdeeds or mistakes.
The statement added, "They were never the masterminds of this operation, yet will bear the consequences.
The LAUSD has a long history of bad contracting, and that won't end until someone other than the taxpayers is forced to bear the consequences.
But, sentencing him, Judge Richard Cole told him that the girl would bear the consequences of his actions for the rest of her life.
They had 'em and they wrecked them so they should be made to bear the consequences - Human Rights Act or not.
Oregon shouldn't bear the consequences of FEMA's ineptitude.
Lebanon is responsible and Lebanon will bear the consequences of its actions", Olmert told a news conference adding that Israel's response would be "very painful and far-reaching".
He said: 'I am not vengeful, but the man who has done it he must bear the consequences.
Luhmann's thesis is that the gap has been increasing between those who participate in decisions and those who are excluded from the decision-making process, but who nevertheless have to bear the consequences of decisions taken.
But very few people are breaking a sweat tonight about those realities unless they directly bear the consequences of them.
After a hearing the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) affirmed the decision of a Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) was who decided that Nurse Ingle should not bear the consequences of a discharge, arising as it did, from a criminal offense, not work-related misconduct.
Such willful ignorance of science informs the religious right approach to the environment, and the embattled Earth will bear the consequences.