She followed us into the kitchen.
The dog followed the children home.
The exit is right this way. Just follow me.
The children went home and the dog followed behind.
If one sheep goes through the gate, the rest will follow.
The number 15 follows 14.
Her accident was followed by a long period of recovery.
First came the student speeches, and the presentation of awards followed.
Rioting followed the unjust verdict.
If you work hard, success will surely follow. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Her dancers follow from the ground like apostles, and the crowd takes in the entire spectacle with an air of awe.—Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Nov. 2023 More on the Israel-Hamas war Joyful reunions with families will be followed by a long road to recovery, especially for the children taken hostage.—Josh Feldman, NBC News, 26 Nov. 2023 Feel free to follow me and what is happening in Washington, D.C.; my handle on all social media platforms is @AlexHouseThomas.—Alex Thomas, arkansasonline.com, 26 Nov. 2023 Marty, who used his brother’s old puppets to follow suit in New York, eventually joined Sid in Hollywood in the 1950s.—Maane Khatchatourian, Los Angeles Times, 26 Nov. 2023 After nearly 50 days of war following a Hamas rampage through southern Israel that left some 1,200 Israelis dead, the pause, part of a deal to exchange captives, has given both sides rare reason to celebrate.—Hazem Balousha, Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2023 Then sales crept into Thanksgiving day itself, and Cyber Monday followed.—Medea Giordano, WIRED, 25 Nov. 2023 The group endures, its following steadfast and always multiplying.—Lily Moayeri, SPIN, 14 Nov. 2023 The world premiere — where dancing was encouraged, if not required — was followed by a Q&A moderated by Spike Lee with the four original band members David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz and Jerry Harrison in attendance.—Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 14 Nov. 2023 See More
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Verb and Noun
Middle English folwen, from Old English folgian; akin to Old High German folgēn to follow