American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To follow as a consequence or result. See Synonyms at follow.
- v. To take place subsequently.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To follow or follow after; pursue.
- To come after; move behind in the same direction; follow.
- To follow in order, or in a train of events or course of time; succeed; come after.
- To follow as a consequence; result, as from premises.
- Synonyms and Succeed, etc. (see follow); to arise, proceed, spring, result.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To follow; to pursue; to follow and overtake.
- v. To follow or come afterward; to follow as a consequence or in chronological succession; to result
- v. issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end.
- Late 14c., from Old French ensu-, preposition stem of ensivre ("follow close upon, come afterward") (French ensuivre), from Latin īnsequere, from īnsequi ("to pursue, follow, follow after; come next"), from in- ("upon") (see in-) + sequi ("follow") (see sequel). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English ensuen, from Old French ensuivre, ensu-, from Vulgar Latin *īnsequere, from Latin īnsequī, to follow closely : in-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + sequī, to follow; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A windfall profits tax is exactly how it sounds; it is a higher tax rate on profits that ensue from a sudden windfall gain to a particular company.”
“Attacking Iran will finish off the U.S. empire — not that Iran could kill the USA, but the chaos that will ensue is going to be the final straw that kills the economically-sick USA.”
“Joy: The very same "predictions" ensue from a theoretic holding that life evolves primarily through telic design.”
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““If a particular cause, like the accidental result of a battle, has ruined a state,” wrote Montesquieu in considering the role of chance and contingency in the Roman case, “there was a general cause that made the downfall of this state ensue from a single battle.””
“Avoiding incidents like the one that was about to ensue is no doubt an unspoken reason as well.”
“It's standard scientific procedure to consider the consequences which logically ensue from a proposed hypothesis.”
“The other threat is that these tests are for perfecting weapons-bigger, more dangerous and more horrible, and this reminds everybody of the horrors that could ensue from a nuclear war, of which I have spoken.”
“Death has been known to ensue from a mosquito's bite.”
“The adventure is never to be achieved; and, if Greek is to be dismissed from education, not the least of the sorrows that will ensue is English ignorance of Homer.”
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