the following


: the following one or ones
used to introduce a list, a quotation, etc.
The finalists are the following: Mary, James, and George.The following are the times of departing trains: 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m.

Example Sentences

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“The following.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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