[ US /ˈfɑɫoʊɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /fˈɒlə‍ʊɪŋ/ ]
  1. the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  2. a group of followers or enthusiasts
  1. immediately following in time or order
    the next president
    the following day
    next in line
    the next item on the list
  2. about to be mentioned or specified
    the following items
  3. in the desired direction
    a following wind
  4. going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction
    tried to outrun the following footsteps
    the crowd of following cars made the occasion seem like a parade
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How To Use following In A Sentence

  • The following years were characterized by rifts with Russia, in which the Ukraine jealously guarded its own independence against its overbearing neighbour.
  • Sewage overflowed into wash basins at West Middlesex Hospital following a blockage in one of the toilets.
  • A few talented writers en dowed with originality and exceptional animation, a few brilliant efforts, isolated, without following, interrupted and recommenced, did not suffice to endow a nation with a solid and imposing basis of literary wealth. Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German and Italian
  • Following the example set by her father, she has fulfilled her role and done her duty.
  • Organic carbon mineralization was studied in a large humic lake in northern Sweden during a well-defined summer stratification period following high water flow during snowmelt.
  • In the following year they surveyed the perpendicular to the meridian east of Paris, triangulating the area between Paris and Strasbourg.
  • The course leader outlined the programme we would be following.
  • The following day the capital was under shellfire. Reluctant revolutionary: the rocky road of Venustiano Carranza (1859–1920)
  • Twice through the following night was I wakened by the boat being hurled upon her beam-ends by the blows of the seas; but she righted easily, and took scarce any water, the canvas proving a very roof of safety. The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig'
  • The orbit of the earth (or the circle which the sun seems to describe round the earth), is called the ecliptic, which is divided into twelve equal parts, called signs, and are distinguished by the following names and marks, [again, the symbols for the signs can be seen in the A Museum for Young Gentlemen and Ladies Or, a Private Tutor for Little Masters and Misses
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