Definitions of following

  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
  3.   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
  4.   immediately following in time or order the following day next in line the next president the next item on the list
  5.   in the desired direction a following wind
  6.   about to be mentioned or specified the following items
  7.   of Follow
  8.   One's followers adherents or dependents collectively
  9.   Vocation business profession
  10.   Next after succeeding ensuing as the assembly was held on the following day
  11.   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
  12.   Succeeding
  13.   Vocation or calling disciples or adherents collectively
  14.   Body of followers or retainer a sect or party following the lead of their chief body of adherents or disciples body of attendants vocation calling occupation In every age men in general attend more to their own immediate pursuits and followings than to the claims of discontented factions Sharon Turner
  15.   Coming next after
  16.   Next in order succeeding
  17.   A body of adherents or attendants
  18.   Being next after succeeding
  19.   Body of followers

Quotes of following

  1. The director took my face in his hands and asked me to show him my teeth as with a horse This happened on a Wednesday and by the following Monday I was shooting – Victoria Abril
  2. All of the sudden the audiences started getting younger and the spread of the attendance was really wide I think it's as a result of the records selling more that they started following our careers – John Cale
  3. For me to go back and to play for audiences some of whom have been following me for thirty years and some who have found me in the last five or six years that's really an interesting thing I have an audience that goes from kids to seventy year olds – David Cassidy
  4. Why has elegance found so little following That is the reality of it Elegance has the disadvantage if that's what it is that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it – Edsger Dijkstra
  5. He grows daily more capable of following any inspiration without technical effort and also of letting inspiration come to him through meticulous observation – Eugen Herrigel
  6. I don't have people following me around like bodyguards I don't know how people live like that Maybe the young movie stars have to live like that I don't know But it seems a little crazy to me I don't think you need all that stuff – Anthony Hopkins
  7. This kind of painting with its large frames is a bourgeois drawing -room art It is an art dealer's art -and that came in after the civil wars following the French Revolution – Edvard Munch
  8. Every time we've gone somewhere it's just been better and better and God's always blessed us for following – Stacie Orrico
  9. It cannot be assumed that equity was following common law whenever they agreed any more than the converse – Frederick Pollock
  10. I've often reflected on this in the past weeks as I've been following the presidential campaign Very often I thought it would have been great for both of these guys to sit down and be force -fed a couple of dozen episodes of Star Trek – Patrick Stewart
  11. I've developed a huge regard for Toyota for its environmental awareness for its immense commitment to research and development in this field and for its leadership in developing hybrids which others are now following – Maurice Strong
  12. I've no idea what Eddie Irvine's orders are but he's following them superlatively well – Murray Walker
  13. Some day following the example of the United States of America there will be a United States of Europe – George Washington
  14. When I went to college we had a very good local following but stations only televised two or three NCAA games a season And when I went to Europe once in a while we had a good crowd but usually not – Sue Wicks

Usage examples for following

  1. The last method is best for the following reasons ” – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. But the fear of the thing made me so nervous that I did not sleep all of the following night – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  3. “ I am following thee about so that I may see thee – The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians by E. A. Wallis Budge
  4. But you see we're only following – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  5. It is a mistake to be following up the man – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  6. But following the glance of the other at his luggage this is a very dead time of the night with us sir – Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens
  7. But it was not until a late hour of the following morning that even the lawyer heard what had happened at Chippenham ” – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  8. She too was following him a little way into the future – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. “ I then asked and received the following answer I have to work at my business all day long and often far into the night – The Intellectual Life by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  10. Are they following us ” – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  11. “ A ship was following them – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  12. Besides these are the following viz ” – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  13. He had a dull feeling that he must have slept through the whole night and even the following day – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  14. We were early at the professor's the following morning and found him waiting and almost as anxious as we were – Weapons of Mystery by Joseph Hocking
  15. He was following at a safe distance – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
  16. On the following day Bellairs went very early to the dahabeeyah and asked for her – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  17. Here I am my dear Longcluse said Richard Arden rising and following him to the window ready to hear you – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  18. Hand in hand they set off with Splash following after them – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope
  19. Did you blame the boy for following – Little Rivers A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness by Henry van Dyke