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- v. pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue
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The indolence and prostration of the body produce a kind of activity in the mind, if that may properly be called activity which is merely giving loose to the imagination and the emotions as they follow out the wild train of incoherent thought, or are agitated by impulses of spontaneous and ungoverned feeling.
Needs must I follow out the Holy War, though I wone many a year in their country.
(1652-1713), tried to follow out iatrophysics to its utmost consequences.
Licinio, whose name has been proposed as the painter, did indeed follow out this particular vein of Giorgione's portraiture, so that
The holy moon and merry-toned wind of this night woo to a vigil at the open window; a half-satisfied interest urges me to live, love and perish! in the noble, wronged heart of Basil; [D] my Journal, which lies before me, tempts to follow out and interpret the as yet only half-understood musings of the past week.
Though Smith was a mere lad of sixteen at that time, his mind had already, under Hutcheson's stimulating instructions, begun to work effectively on the ideas lodged in it and to follow out their suggestions in his own thought.
C. Bell did not attempt to follow out his views as far as they might have been carried.