Definition of ensue
: to strive to attain : pursue I wander, seeking peace, and ensuing it — Rupert Brooke
: to take place afterward or as a result
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The ensuing result was the new book, which is available on Amazon.
Much of Thursday’s news cycle was spent focusing on Donald Trump’s rather visceral attack on MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski and the ensuing social-media back-and-forth throughout the rest of the day.
No one was injured in the explosion or ensuing fire.
The women testified that later that night, a drunken Banda admitted to puncturing a tire on the friend's car, and an argument ensued in the parking lot.
The ensuing conversation, in which Mac conveyed his admiration to Niehaus, led to longer talks, more trips to the booth, and eventually a friendship that transcended baseball.
Instead of the usual menu specials Soler regularly shared on Instagram and Facebook, the only posts in the ensuing weeks were promises of opening again soon.
Then, in a series of escalating absurdities involving a Jet Ski, a threesome, and lots and lots of cocaine, hilarity does indeed ensue.
In the ensuing case, House of Representatives v. Burwell, a federal judge determined that, because the Constitution establishes that only Congress has the power to tax and spend, the House did have standing to sue the president.
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ENSUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ensue for English Language Learners
: to come at a later time : to happen as a result
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