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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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BEIRUT: The Belgian Ambassador to Lebanon Colette Taquet said Monday that Lebanon was bearing the consequences of the 28-month-old civil war in Syria.
However, construction companies are expressing their dissatisfaction with the higher costs of hiring Saudis,saying that they alone are bearing the consequences of years of state mismanagement and substandard education.
A UBS insider said bearing the consequences did not necessarily imply Gruebel would leave immediately, but he might be thinking of forgoing his annual bonus again, speeding up restructuring or making other senior management changes.