verb (used without object), ensued, ensuing.
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.

1350–1400; Middle English ensuen < Anglo-French ensuer (cognate with Old French ensui(v)re). See en-1, sue

ensuingly, adverb

1, 2. See follow. 2. issue, arise, flow.
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ensue (ɪnˈsjuː)
vb , -sues, -suing, -sued
1.  (intr) to follow; come next or afterwards
2.  (intr) to follow or occur as a consequence; result
3.  obsolete (tr) to pursue
[C14: from Anglo-French ensuer, from Old French ensuivre, from en-1 + suivre to follow, from Latin sequī]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. ensivre "follow close upon," from L.L. insequere, from L. insequi "to pursue," from in- "upon" + sequi "follow" (see sequel). Related: Ensued; ensues; ensuing.
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Example sentences
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.
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