[ adjective ] going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction
"the crowd of following cars made the occasion seem like a parade" "tried to outrun the following footsteps"
Used in print(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)
A shot caught him and straightened him up in screaming pain ; a following volley of shots shattered glass , ripped the ceiling , and sent him lurching heavily from the table .
[ noun ] a group of followers or enthusiasts
Used in print(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)
It is this subject_matter that has brought Mason a large and enthusiastic following among sportsmen , but it is his exceptional performance with this motif that commends him to artists and discerning collectors .
[ adjective ] immediately following in time or order
"the following day" "next in line" "the next president" "the next item on the list"
Used in print(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
As_a_matter_of_fact , the incorrect classification , the result of many weeks of labor by Dr._Hilprecht , was about to be published by him the following day .(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
The electoral procedure prevented the ready identification of party affiliation , but all vitally interested parties , including the government itself , were busily engaged in determining the party identifications of all successful candidates the month following the elections .
The day following his intervention the palace issued a statement reassuring the citizens that `` the possibility of introducing appeals concerning the establishment of electoral lists , lists of candidates and finally the holding of the consultation itself '' would be supported by the King himself .(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)
- has now been raised in the reader 's mind and in the following form .(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
The storms of the past had died_away , and the great upheaval which was to mark the following century had not_yet begun to disturb men 's minds .
[ adjective ] about to be mentioned or specified
"the following items
Used in print(Orlin J. Scoville, Part-Time Farming...)
The following amounts of water are needed per day for livestock and domestic uses .(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)
A Yankee sergeant gave the following description of his sweetheart : `` My girl is none of your one-horse girls .
A Georgia soldier gave his wife the following description of the cause and consequence of diarrhoea : `` I have bin a_little sick with diorah two or three days .(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
The following discussion of_this subject has been adapted from the book Causes_of_Catastrophe by L._Don_Leet .(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)
In the following sketch we shall present a brief outline of his life and let him as_much_as_possible speak_for himself .
[ adjective ] in the desired direction
"a following wind"