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See definition of cause and effect on Dictionary.com
  • as inchain reaction
  • as indomino effect

synonyms for cause and effect

  • chemical reaction
  • vicious circle
  • causal nexus
  • chain of circumstances
  • concatenation of events
  • domino effect
  • powder train
  • ripples in a pond
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How to use cause and effect in a sentence

In this case, I suspect, there was co-operant a strongly marked childish characteristic, the love of producing an effect.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
He shrank, as from some one who inflicted pain as a child, unwittingly, to see what the effect would be.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
And so this is why the clever performer cannot reproduce the effect of a speech of Demosthenes or Daniel Webster.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
The well-known "cock and bull" stories of small children are inspired by this love of strong effect.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Whether they had ever, at different times, pleaded for or against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions?
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
She stabbed him, noting the effect upon him with a detached interest that seemed indifferent to his pain.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Many of their cannon balls that fell far short of us, were collected and returned to them with powerful effect.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Without any known cause of offence, a tacit acknowledgement of mutual dislike was shewn by Louis and de Patinos.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
He is simply hearing every tone, knowing exactly what effect he wishes to produce and how to do it.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CAUSE AND EFFECT

  • causal nexus
  • cause and effect
  • chain of circumstances
  • chemical reaction
  • concatenation of events
  • domino effect
  • powder train
  • ripples in a pond
  • vicious circle
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.