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result

1. a number, quantity, or value obtained by solving a mathematical problem
2. US a decision of a legislative body
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When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is insubordination.
When the higher officers are angry and insubordinate, and on meeting the enemy give battle on their own account from a feeling of resentment, before the commander-in-chief can tell whether or no he is in a position to fight, the result is ruin.
In the highest class, I replied,--among those goods which he who would be happy desires both for their own sake and for the sake of their results.
Now this was a case in which you were given the result and had to find everything else for yourself.
Wheels creak on their axles as the cogs engage one another and the revolving pulleys whirr with the rapidity of their movement, but a neighboring wheel is as quiet and motionless as though it were prepared to remain so for a hundred years; but the moment comes when the lever catches it and obeying the impulse that wheel begins to creak and joins in the common motion the result and aim of which are beyond its ken.
Even the first part of this work expanded itself into a volume, published in 1843, when Ruskin was only twenty-four; and at intervals during the next seventeen years he issued four additional volumes, the result of prolonged study both of Nature and of almost all the great paintings in Europe.
The result of these various considerations is that the differences between animals and dead matter, when we confine ourselves to external unscientific observation of integral behaviour, are a matter of degree and not very precise.
Michelson--a result which was easily achieved by sending this amiable lady to find lodgings for her mistress at the sea-side.
He was conscious of being still asleep, and of acting rather in obedience to some unseen and unknown command than in accordance with any reasonable plan, to be followed by results which he understood.
The first result gained by examination was remarkable enough to reward them for all their exertions.
They are the essential ingredients, not the occasional results, of the system.
Never was there a creative fever such as mine from which the patient escaped fatal results.