ensue

[en-soo]
verb (used without object), ensued, ensuing.
1.
to follow in order; come afterward, especially in immediate succession: As the days ensued, he recovered his strength.
2.
to follow as a consequence; result: When those two friends meet, a battle of wits ensues.

Origin:
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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ensue
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 you start stargazing with a telescope, two experiences typically ensue.
It plays out through the narratives and the characters and the wars that ensue.
Much analysis and many wisecracks ensue.
Unless the politicians move fast, more turmoil could ensue.
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