verb (used without object)
to follow in order; come afterward, especially in immediate succession:
As the days ensued, he recovered his strength.
to follow as a consequence; result:
When those two friends meet, a battle of wits ensues.
issue, arise, flow.
) to follow; come next or afterwards
) to follow or occur as a consequence; result
) to pursue
[C14: from Anglo-French
from Old French
to follow, from Latin
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When the small stock of provisions had given out wild fights ensued.
Such were the military benefits of this technology that a telecoms boom ensued.
It was then that the police fired five or six volleys into the paraders, and panic ensued.
Questions of intellectual-property rights have ensued.
In the days since, a media firestorm has ensued over a perceived violation of civil liberties by transit system officials.
Panic ensued and hundreds of people died in the chaotic stampede that followed.
In the initial months after the bail-out, a fire sale ensued.
More important, though, is the radical change of life which ensued afterward.
Being engineers, they continued with the videos anyway and hilarity ensued.
Instead, years of bickering have ensued among charter advocates, school boards and teachers' unions.
Nor would the tragedy, in my life and our children's live, have ensued.
The differences were bridgeable, but a public spat ensued.
But when more people showed up at the gate than the plane had seats, pandemonium ensued.
The mood then changed, foreign money fled and panic ensued.
Wars ensued that have lasted hundreds of millions of years.
Strange dreams ensued along with me waking up in the middle night standing in my room.
Eventually, the wall of the heart thinned and heart failure ensued.
Tens of thousands of people were killed by the falling volcanic ash and fumes and by the rash of tsunamis that ensued.
But something violent happened, and a blast of gamma-rays ensued.
And from this a lot of reasoning about how genomic imprinting manifested ensued.
If the signalling didn't work, the time was talk was over and violence ensued.
As usual, in the comments, noise-machine hilarity ensued.
In the legal wrangle that ensued-lawsuits followed by countersuits-numerous reputations were damaged.
The first great political obstruction of consumer protection quickly ensued.
Then a long silence ensued, broken by brief skirmishes.
Panic ensued, and hundreds of people died in the chaotic stampede that followed.
The former was accepted: but a furious storm which ensued caused them to change their minds.
Naturally fierce controversy ensued upon the exact meaning of the things believed.
So much uproar ensued that it was impossible that some echoes of it should not reach the hearts of the people.
They had not gone far when the weather changed, and a storm of thunder and lightning ensued.
Quite a sharp engagement ensued, but he drove the rebels back with considerable loss, including one general officer killed.
Destructive wars ensued, which have of late only been terminated.
To judge from the warfare that ensued, they showed an intolerable unwillingness to be extinguished.
Frequently they are known to attempt a cure on their own account, and pathological results have ensued.
We must here draw a veil over that which ensued, as the description of it would be both unnatural and revolting.
The plan went ahead on that basis: the wine began to flow, toasts ensued, and everything was going smoothly.
In the long-term view, there is indeed something amusing about the uproar that ensued.
Three days later, he asked her out, and a furious courtship ensued.
Because neither the farmers nor their bankers anticipated the steepness of the price declines, a credit crunch quickly ensued.
Convivial conversation ensued, and at one point the agent asked his host if he could get him some whiskey.
As you may imagine, bitter fighting and threat-issuing ensued.
And that was part of what invited a lot of press scrutiny and a lot of the hysteria that ensued-but a lot of that was hyperbole.
But when it failed to stand up to scrutiny, confusion-and eventually outrage-ensued.
What ensued during the following fortnight was part high drama, part vaudeville show.
Contentious negotiations ensued over, among other things, the financing of the company through bankruptcy.
And a long spring and summer swoon ensued, during which it became clear that the recovery was in serious danger.
In each case what ensued was real amnesty coupled with fake enforcement.
Intense debate ensued as jobs left domestic boundaries and headed overseas.
Scuffles ensued and opposing sides swatted at one another with newspapers.
It quickly upped that limit to four following the high-profile flap that ensued.
Elaborate economic discourses have ensued over the years, arguing that a free lunch is a logical impossibility.
But when the team reached their village with wheelbarrows full of broken figurines, a commotion ensued.
The firm's comments helped trigger the bidding war that ensued.
Heated discussions ensued, with police on occasion moving in to prevent any confrontation.
With that, an unprecedented countrywide business boom ensued.
There was no way the network was going to keep her on after the backlash that ensued.
Thunderstorm development ensued and a low level circulation formed.
Discussion ensued on the topic of not labeling parks on private property.