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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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"We are indebted to her for these results," the lawyer had said.
It obeyed no known laws of physics, and overthrew the hoary axiom that like things performed to like things produce like results. I'll swear that machine never did the same thing in the same way twice.
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.
They are the essential ingredients, not the occasional results, of the system.
No results; nothing but a renewal of civility, and a sudden shifting to the subject of the Entertainment.
All these experiments, as regards direct results, ended in failure, though their general influence was great.
To achieve these results, and to secure a note of invitation which could be shown to Lady Glyde, were the objects of my visit to Mr.
The result of the long strain was seen later in the afternoon, when he sat locked within the turret-room before the still baffling trunk, distrait, listless and yet agitated, sunk in a settled gloom.
When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is insubordination.
"Now this was a case in which you were given the result and had to find everything else for yourself.
Just as in the mechanism of a clock, so in the mechanism of the military machine, an impulse once given leads to the final result; and just as indifferently quiescent till the moment when motion is transmitted to them are the parts of the mechanism which the impulse has not yet reached.
There is first a state of activity, consisting, with qualifications to be mentioned presently, of movements likely to have a certain result; these movements, unless interrupted, continue until the result is achieved, after which there is usually a period of comparative quiescence.