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repercussion

[ ree-per-kuhsh-uh n, rep-er- ]SEE DEFINITION OF repercussion

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REPERCUSSION

Yet was it not inevitable that the stroke which laid him low must wound her on its repercussion?

The repercussion was at once felt even in our remote corner of the earth.

But there are ways with hand or handkerchief of breaking the repercussion.

Even as far north as Greenland the repercussion may be felt.

In agony they lay in silence and counted time by the repercussion of pain until the welcome dawn came with its new supply of hope.

I have only known existence by the pressure of the heavy hand of sickness, and counted time by the repercussion of pain.

Is not sound a condition of the air under compression, dilatation, and repercussion?

The halting words of Cyprien rang in his ears, like the repercussion of an endless echo.

She felt the repercussion of it in all her nerves, although her sound common-sense condemned the sensation as unreal.

The repercussion of the battle of Ypres was immediately felt in Canada.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "act of driving back," from Middle French répercussion (14c.) or directly from Latin repercusionem (nominative repercussio), from past participle stem of repercutere "to strike or beat back; shine back, reflect; echo," from re- "back" (see re-) + percutere "to strike or thrust through" (see percussion). Meaning "reverberation, echo" first recorded 1590s; the metaphoric extension is recorded from 1620s.

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entailment

nouninvolving by necessity
  • association
  • consequence
  • embroilment
  • evocation
  • fallout
  • inevitability
  • involvement
  • necessitation
  • ramification
  • repercussion
  • residual
  • result

influence

nounpower, authority
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