[ verb ] to travel behind, go after, come after
"The ducklings followed their mother around the pond" "Please follow the guide through the museum"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
The Georgia_Legislature will wind_up its 1961 session Monday and head for home - where some of the highway bond money it approved will follow shortly .(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
The left will follow at_once .(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)
Following reaction the cells were scratched with a file and opened under a 20 % aqueous sodium_iodide solution .
Following observation of the fact that the reaction rates of supposedly identical reaction mixtures prepared on the same filling manifold and exposed under identical conditions often differed by several hundred per_cent , a systematic series of experiments was undertaken to see whether the difficulty could be ascribed to the method of preparing the chlorine , to the effects of oxygen or moisture or to the effect of surface to volume ratio in the reaction tubes .(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
With the first reports , Russell 's horse wheeled to the right and ran towards the buildings while Cook , followed by a hail of bullets , raced towards the arroyo of Salyer_'s_Canyon immediately in_front_of him , just reaching it as his horse fell .
[ verb ] be later in time
"Tuesday always follows Monday."
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
A crowd of 1400 is expected for the ceremonies , which will be followed by the show in which the writers will lampoon baseball personalities in skit , dance and song .(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
`` Parsifal '' follows July 25 , with Hans_Knappertsbusch conducting , and he also conducts `` Die_Meistersinger '' , to be presented Aug. 8 and 12 .(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
What followed the outburst brought almost breathless silence as Miss_Sutherland revealed her mastery of a voice probably unique among sopranos today .(Mr. America, 4:6...)
Mr._Claude is a specialist in torso development and he has long favored the now famous Weider_Push-Pull_Super-Set technique in which one exercise of the Super-Set is a pressing or `` pushing '' movement which accents one sector of a muscle group in a specific way , followed by a `` pulling '' exercise which works the opposing sector of the same muscle group .(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
It does n't really matter which month of the year you sow them , but they germinate best when they have a wide variation of temperature , very warm followed by cool in the same 24 hours .
[ verb ] come as a logical consequence; follow logically
"It follows that your assertion is false" "the theorem falls out nicely"
Used in print(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
It follows , then , provided the possibilities have been exhausted , that the only real alternative is the general viewpoint of the `` left '' , which has been represented on the Continent by Fritz_Buri and , to some extent at_least , is found in much that is significant in American and English theology .(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
This follows naturally since frontage on an ocean , stream , or lake provides scenic values and opportunities for the very popular recreation activities of bathing , fishing , boating , and other water_sports .(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
The real question that follows is - how are those four years used and what is their value as training ?(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)
It seems to follow that by_and_large an antagonism exists between the paleo - and the neocortex as_far_as emotional reactivity is concerned , and that the balance between the two systems determines the emotional responsiveness of the organism .(Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze, Linear Al...)
It then follows that * * f is large enough , but this is not obvious from the above expression . )
[ verb ] travel along a certain course
: "follow the road" "follow the trail"
Used in print(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)
The pulmonary_vein , however , without the limiting supportive tissue septa as in type 1 , , follows a more direct path to the hilum and does not maintain this close relationship ( figs. 8 , 22 ) .
Here the pulmonary_vein , as in type 2 , , is noted to draw away from the bronchus , and to follow a more direct , independent course to the hilum ( figs. 23 , 24 ) .
Some of these were obviously filling from interlobular branches of the bronchial_arteries while others were filling from direct hilar branches following along the pleural surface .
This was accounted_for primarily by the presence of a bronchial_artery closely following the pulmonary_artery .
This vessel could be followed to the parenchyma where it directly provided bronchial arterial blood to the alveolar capillary_bed ( figs. 17 , 18 ) .
[ verb ] act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
"He complied with my instructions" "You must comply or else!" "Follow these simple rules" "abide by the rules"
Used in print(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
To know God he must follow in Papa 's footsteps .
[ verb ] come after in time, as a result
"A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
Used in print(Sports Age, 24:9...)
Other THC activities followed , conducted by shopping_centers , department_stores , recreation equipment dealers , radio - TV stations , newspapers , and other organizations interested in the need existing to acquaint youngsters with the proper use of sporting firearms and the development of correct attitudes and appreciations related_to hunting and wise use of our natural_resources .(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)
It was a three month journey in the dead of winter followed by three months of labor on Mackinac boats .(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
One of the most damaging tsunami on record followed the famous Lisbon earthquake of November 1 , 1755 ; its waves persisted for a week and were felt as far_away as the English coast .
A sharp tremor was followed by a jerky roll .(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)
In_general , friendly contact with a member followed by contact with a clergyman will account_for a major share of recruitment by the churches , making it quite evident that the extension of economic integration through co-optation is the principal form of mission in the contemporary church ; economic integration and co-optation are the two methods by which Protestants associate with and recruit from the neighborhood .
[ verb ] behave in accordance or in agreement with
"Follow a pattern" "Follow my example"
Used in print(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)
It was assumed that the shift in autonomic hypothalamic balance occurring spontaneously in neuropsychiatric patients from the application of certain therapeutic procedures follows the pattern known from the sleep wakefulness cycle .
[ verb ] be next
"Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Probably a larger percentage of Virginians and South_Carolinians remain unreconstructed than elsewhere , with Georgia , North_Carolina , and Alabama following along after them .(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)
In the discussion which follows , the time average of the radio_emission will be referred to as the constant component , and the superimposed periodic variation will be called the variable component .(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
The African rock_python , a close second , is followed in_turn by the reticulate python .
Detailed information on record lengths of the giants is given in the section that follows .
[ verb ] choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
"She followed the feminist movement" "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
The grand_jury commented on a number of other topics , among them the Atlanta and Fulton_County purchasing_departments which it said `` are well operated and follow generally accepted practices which inure to the best interest of both governments '' .(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
Mr._H. is dead today because he followed this advice .
[ verb ] to bring something about at a later time than
"She followed dinner with a brandy" He followed his lecture with a question and answer period"
Used in print(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
Independent art_schools granting degrees must , naturally , follow this with academic accreditation by the appropriate regional group .
[ verb ] imitate in behavior; take as a model
"Teenagers follow their friends in everything"
Used in print("Editorials"...)
Khrushchev himself is reported to be concerned by the surge of animosity he has aroused , yet our own nuclear statesmen seem intent_on following compulsively in his footsteps .
[ verb ] follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
"We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" "trace the student's progress"
Used in print(Newton Stallknecht, "Ideas and Literature," in Newton S...)
`` History has this in_common with every other science : that the historian is not allowed to claim any single piece of knowledge , except where he can justify his claim by exhibiting to himself in_the_first_place , and secondly to any one else who is both able and willing to follow his demonstration , the grounds upon which it is based .
[ verb ] follow with the eyes or the mind
"Keep an eye on the baby, please!" "The world is watching Sarajevo" "She followed the men with the binoculars"
Used in print(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
With_that he hurried up_the_stairs , followed by her suspicious gaze .
[ verb ] be the successor (of)
"Carter followed Ford" "Will Charles succeed to the throne?
Used in print(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)
They were followed by crack North_Korean troops , who mounted one charge after another .
[ verb ] (music,performing arts) perform an accompaniment to
"The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
Used in print(The New York Times...)
No orchestra , however , could be expected to follow a singer through quite as_many adventures with pitch as Miss_Pons encountered last night .
[ verb ] keep informed
"He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
Used in print(Tracts published by American Tract Society,...)
n an amateu6rish , yet in a very real sense , I have followed the developments of archaeology , geology , astronomy , herpetology , and mycology with a hearty appreciation of the advances being made in these fields .
[ verb ] adhere to or practice
"These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"
[ verb ] grasp the meaning
"Can you follow her argument?" "When he lectures, I cannot follow"