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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOLLOW

As you do not propose to follow the sea, it will not be worth while to go as cabin-boy.

The marsh appears to follow along the south side of the range.

We could follow the blood-drops for a long way over the stones.

"You see we do not follow the English style," said the smooth hostess to Philip.

Reconstruction, readjustment, restoration all these must follow.

What have I done that you should follow me with this relentless spite?

The next question was, whether it was possible to follow them.

He could follow his target as though a magnetic power attracted his rifle.

Someone, as he crossed the room, whirled to follow him with a glance.

This artist, in the words of Lanzi, "was the first to see and follow light."

WORD ORIGIN

Old English folgian, fylgan "follow, accompany; follow after, pursue," also "obey, apply oneself to a practice or calling," from West Germanic *fulg- (cf. Old Saxon folgon, Old Frisian folgia, Middle Dutch volghen, Dutch volgen, Old High German folgen, German folgen, Old Norse fylgja "to follow").

Probably originally a compound, *full-gan with a sense of "full-going;" the sense then shifting to "serve, go with as an attendant" (cf. fulfill). Related: Followed; following. To follow one's nose "go straight on" first attested 1590s. "The full phrase is, 'Follow your nose, and you are sure to go straight.' " [Farmer].

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