If you're found innocent, then, of course, the consequence is very comfortable.
Students deemed “responsible” for alleged sexual assaults on college campuses can face little or no consequence for their acts.
At this, and at all other times, my father took all decisions of consequence in the family.
What do you think is going to happen, and what will the consequence be?
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the consequence of Japanese aggression.
If you return to France, let the consequence be what it may, I will go with you.
But my remorse for all this was deep, and my sufferings, in consequence, were as great as yours.
Godfrey was in the lowest spirits, and Molly was quiet in consequence.
Were she to yield to evil she would suffer eternal remorse in consequence.
His reference to a "solatium" puzzled me, but it did not seem anything of consequence.
late 14c., "inference, conclusion," from Old French consequence "result" (13c., Modern French conséquence), from Latin consequentia, from consequentem (nominative consequens), present participle of consequi "to follow after," from com- "with" (see com-) + sequi "to follow" (see sequel). Sense of "importance" (c.1600) is from notion of being "pregnant with consequences."