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  • v. To take further actions remaining after an event; to continue, revisit, or persist; especially, to maintain communication.


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  • Were we to follow up this history we could unearth the full life history of this patient, including the genesis of his early attack of aphonia.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • There are two clients in tomorrow, so I will “pester” as you would say the AEs for conference reports and follow up on the open jobs for the week.

    Hit Reply

  • The note he sent back with Magruder's staff officer was to the effect that, as the Federals were said to be getting off, Lee expected him to advance rapidly and follow up Armistead's success.27


  • At the BLM office in Salt Lake, Larry Shackleford spoke with my mom at eight A.M. Immediately upon hanging up, he sent a “Be On the Look Out” notice for my vehicle to the BLM and Utah State Fish and Wildlife offices, then called a half-dozen of his personal acquaintances in those bureaus to follow up and make sure they received the action request.

    127 Hours

  • And after that, with luck, she'll ask about you, and you must tell her something moody and feelingful, evoking her sympathy, and then follow up with whatever seems apt.

    Zombie Lover

  • Two crack teams of Recon Marines were dispatched to the golf course, while Black Hawk helicopters and a much larger force was assembled to follow up behind them.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • Last year, the U.K.'s cost regulator declined to recommend Gleevec as a follow up treatment for GIST patients following surgery who have had a gastrointestinal stromal tumor removed and are at risk of the cancer recurring, due to cost/benefit considerations.

    Novartis Drug Extends Lives in Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • Cressey made the same kinds of comments in a follow up interview in Washington, D.C., November 24, 2009.

    The Longest War

  • She had been bored all the afternoon by Percy Gryce—the mere thought seemed to waken an echo of his droning voice—but she could not ignore him on the morrow, she must follow up her success, must submit to more boredom, must be ready with fresh compliances and adaptabilities, and all on the bare chance that he might ultimately decide to do her the honour of boring her for life.

    The House of Mirth

  • As soon as these vessels had struck, Nelson went to Admiral Hotham and proposed that the two prizes should be left with the ILLUSTRIOUS and COURAGEUX, which had been crippled in the action, and with four frigates, and that the rest of the fleet should pursue the enemy, and follow up the advantage to the utmost.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson


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