following

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[fol·low·ing]

A following is a group of fans. The Beatles had a huge following. Following also means “coming after.” Rabid fans were always following the Fab Four around.

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One's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively.

Noun
the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"

Noun
a group of followers or enthusiasts

Adjective S.
immediately following in time or order; "the following day"; "next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on the list"

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"


p. pr. & vb. n.
of Follow

n.
One's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively.

n.
Vocation; business; profession.

a.
Next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day.

a.
(In the field of a telescope) In the direction from which stars are apparently moving (in consequence of the earth's rotation); as, a small star, north following or south following. In the direction toward which stars appear to move is called preceding.


Following

Fol"low*ing , n. 1. One's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively. Macaulay. 2. Vocation; business; profession.

Following

Fol"low*ing, a. 1. Next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day. 2. (Astron.) (In the field of a telescope) In the direction from which stars are apparently moving (in consequence of the erth's rotation); as, a small star, north following or south following. In the direction toward which stars appear to move is called preceding. &hand; The four principal directions in the field of a telescope are north, south, following, preceding.

One's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively.

Next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day.

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Usage Examples

Beauty is the result of having been through an experience all the way through to the end - therefore it has a poignancy. Beauty that is singular always comes from following an experience to the point where you can go no further.

I get around OK with a toolbox. As a kid, I picked up skills following my dad through the oil fields of Oklahoma and West Texas. My wife Janine is hard to impress, but she does think it's cool when I fix things around the house.

Feminists bore me to death. I follow my instinct and if that supports young girls in any way, great. But I'd rather they saw it more as a lesson about following their own instincts rather than imitating somebody.

Getting as much sleep as possible and following a healthy diet will stop you from feeling run-down if, like me, you're super-stressed.

Celebrity culture, it's everywhere, isn't it? It's reality TV, Big Brother. I didn't become a footballer to be famous, I became a footballer to be successful. I didn't want to be famous. Now people want to be famous. Why? Why would you want people following you about all day?

For us, holding on to religious rules, and following them, and refraining from what's forbidden, and being diligent with our duties, what do we call that? That's what we call freedom.

I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.

Both my parents are English and came out to Australia in 1967. I was born the following year. My parents, and immigrants like them, were known as '£10 poms.' Back then, the Australian government was trying to get educated British people and Canadians - to be honest, educated white people - to come and live in Australia.

Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?

Doing a documentary is about discovering, being open, learning, and following curiosity.

I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.

But being in the closet uniquely assisted me in politics. From my first run for the state legislature until my election as governor, all too often I was not leading but following my best guess at public opinion.

Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber, a young language teacher from Roosevelt.

But while doing that I'd been following a variety of fields in science and technology, including the work in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and so forth.

Chum was a British boy's weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

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