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Adjective
Subsequent in time or order
“He studied hard, then sat for his exam the following year.”
Adjective
Behind or trailing in order
“After the last customer was served, the following customer then approached the counter.”
Adjective
About to be mentioned
“The following information was gleaned from the available court documents.”
Adjective
Occurring at a future date or time
Adjective
Copying
Adjective
About to be specified or mentioned, especially in a document
Adjective
Present together
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Capable of being deduced
Adjective
After death
Adjective
Easily led or influenced
Adjective
In conformance to, or in agreement with
Adjective
Accompanying or following someone or something
Adjective
Patterned or modeled
Adjective
Copying or following a model or example
Adjective
Occurring or situated nearer to the end of something than to the beginning
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Noun
The act of engaging in a pursuit
“Detectives then engaged in the following of the suspect.”
Noun
A body of supporters or admirers
“A large local following was on hand to witness the historic occasion.”
Noun
A group of advisers, assistants, or others accompanying an important person
Noun
A group of people, particularly writers, artists, or philosophers, sharing similar ideas or methods
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A relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or as imposing excessive control over members
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The observing of, or adhering to, a rule, law or custom
Noun
The action or fact of adopting or being adopted
Noun
The action of using someone or something as a model
Noun
A group of people assembled for religious worship
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Engagement in an activity or course of action
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Noun
A customer or client, especially a member of an audience
Noun
The carrying out or exercise of a profession, especially that of a doctor or lawyer
Noun
The state or condition of being liked, admired, or supported by many people
Noun
Close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal
Preposition
Subsequent to in time
Following the speech, make your way to the lobby for some refreshments.”
Preposition
Subsequent to in order
Following on her heels was her new pet dog.”
Preposition
In pursuit of
Preposition
Following in order or importance
Preposition
As a result of
Preposition
Expressing the length of time before a future event is expected to happen
Preposition
In keeping with given expectations, norms, ideals, or rules
Preposition
Between now and a previous time
Preposition
In the middle of or preoccupied with
Preposition
Throughout the length of
Verb
Comprehending what someone is saying
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“Well, if Einstein couldn't follow string theory, me on the couch with a bag of potato chips won't either.”
Verb
Heavily occupied, or busily involved in an important activity
Verb
Present participle for to move behind in the same direction
“We know where the bar is, so follow us.”
Verb
Present participle for to pursue in order to keep track of, or to apprehend, someone
Follow that car, and don't let them get away!”
Verb
Present participle for to stealthily trail or watch
“The detective would quietly follow the suspect, hoping not to arouse his suspicion in the process.”
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Present participle for to physically go along with
“My dog would follow me on all of my hikes through the backcountry.”
Verb
Present participle for to act according to specified rules
“Please follow the company's code of conduct while you are employed here.”
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Present participle for to carry out a set of instructions
Follow the detailed directions on the back of the box to toast your pop-tarts.”
Verb
(follow from) Present participle for to occur as a consequence
“A revolt would follow from the president's decision to raise fuel taxes.”
Verb
Present participle for to take as a model for emulation
“Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar playing technique would heavily follow Jimi Hendrix's style.”
Verb
Present participle for to make one's way via a given path or trail
“To get to your destination, just follow this road to the end, and then turn to your right.”
Verb
Present participle for to succeed one's predecessor in a given position or role
“He had many fresh new ideas and was excited to follow his father as head of the family business.”
Verb
Present participle for to occur or follow after, or as the consequence of, something
“There have been no other known incidents of alleged misconduct that follow the original lawsuit.”
Verb
Present participle for to take an active interest in or be a supporter of
“When I was younger, I was a great fan of basketball and would follow the Chicago Bulls.”
Verb
Present participle for to keep informed of
“As an accountant, it is my job to follow the latest financial laws.”
Verb
(of music) Present participle for to perform an accompaniment to
“The drummer started with a funky beat, and the other musicians would follow accordingly.”
Adverb
Later or following in time
Adverb
(what with, idiomatic) As a consequence of
Adverb
In a position subsequent in time or order
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