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to face up to the physical consequences of ageing
VERB + CONSEQUENCE
have, lead to
The practice had far-reaching environmental consequences.
| accept, bear, face (up to), suffer, take
You must accept the full consequences of your behaviour.
CONSEQUENCE + VERB
arise, ensue, follow
the important electoral consequences that will follow from this decision
as a ~
Hundreds of people lost their jobs as a direct consequence of the merger.
| in ~ (of)
(formal) The child was born deformed in consequence of an injury to its mother.
| ~ for
This could have serious consequences for the economy.
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