Examples of follower in a Sentence
The party drew most of its followers from among young people.
The band has a large group of followers.
He had a reputation of being a follower, not a leader.
Recent Examples of follower from the Web
Christian music was not being heard outside of a small circle of followers; with his embrace, Dylan became an enemy to many people who had followed him.
The older group has been urging followers to pivot from the Islamic State’s focus on the battlefields of the Middle East and instead put an emphasis on attacks in the United States and other foreign lands.
Late Tuesday, following release of the FBI findings that ensnared U of L in yet another basketball scandal, Lonnie Ali, the champ’s widow, urged her Twitter followers to message Gov. Matt Bevin on Jurich’s behalf.
Earlier in the week, Escobar had taken us across the city, methodically documenting the signs of protest and staggering poverty to his followers on Periscope.
Jennifer Lopez issued a plea to all of her followers on social media on Friday asking them to help Puerto Rico.
In a curious post on Facebook, the Dayton Police Department asked its followers for help returning a tombstone.
President Donald Trump tweeted increasingly urgent warnings to his millions of followers, compiling a Twitter Moments list with a stack of relevant tweets from government officials and agencies.
He was imprisoned in the United Kingdom in 2003 after being convicted of incitement to murder and stirring racial hatred by urging followers to kill Hindus, Jews and Americans.
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First Known Use of follower
before 12th century
Synonymsacolyte, adherent, convert, disciple, epigone, liege man, partisan (also partizan), pupil, votarist, votary
Related Wordsapostle, missionary, proselytizer, soldier; faithful, loyalist; advocate, backer, champion, supporter; protégé, scholar, student; ideologist, ideologue (also idealogue), sectarian; admirer, cultist, devotee, enthusiast, fan, idolater (or idolator), worshipper (or worshiper), zealot; apparatchik, camp follower, flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), hanger-on, henchman, lackey, lickspittle, minion, myrmidon, satellite, stooge, sycophant, toady, yes-man
Near Antonymsapostate, defector, renegade, traitor, turncoat
Synonym Discussion of follower
- an evangelist and his followers
- adherents to Marxism
- disciples of Gandhi
- partisans of the President
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