Examples of sequel in a Sentence
The new film is a sequel to the very successful comedy that came out five years ago.
He is busy writing the book's sequel.
There is an interesting sequel to my date with her that I'll share with you later.
Recent Examples of sequel from the Web
The sequel to the original film, which debuted 14 years ago, will hit the big screen mid-2018.
American audiences seem to be growing weary of the preponderance of sequels and reboots of old franchises.
The sequel looks to pull in another $24.2 million over the four-day weekend, raising its domestic total close to $340 million.
The gang's all here in this somewhat bloated, self-serious sequel, but the irreverent energy of the original is in short supply. 2 hrs.
And here's some great news for you: the great minds behind Baywatch are already planning a sequel, even though the movie has only been out for one day.
In reality, of course, the franchise is still going strong today with new sequels coming out every year.
So if Fury Road is successful enough to warrant sequels, the saga could go on for at least two more movies.
After keeping us waiting for nine years, pervo mathenaut and cyberpunk grandpappy Rudy Rucker has once again strapped on the laughing gas to produce Freeware, the sequel to Software (1982) and Wetware (1988).
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Origin and Etymology of sequel
Middle English, from Anglo-French sequele, from Latin sequela, from sequi to follow — more at sue
First Known Use: 15th century
SEQUEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sequel for English Language Learners
: a book, movie, etc., that continues a story begun in another book, movie, etc.
: something that happens after and usually as a result of a previous event
SEQUEL Defined for Kids
Word Root of sequel
The Latin word sequī, meaning “to follow,” and its form secutus give us the roots sequ and sec. Words from the Latin sequī have something to do with following. Something second follows what came first. A sequel is a book or movie that follows another and continues the story. A sequence is the order in which one thing follows another. A consequence is a result that follows from a condition or action.
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