In the struggle that followed, Zimmerman pulled his gun and shot Martin dead, claiming that he did so in self-defense.
“As anybody who has followed the fiscal discussions knows, a change of this magnitude is very significant,” Bellows said.
It was, inevitably, someone selling Gold, followed by a pitch for survival seeds to those who want to “declare food independence.”
He realized that these were abnormal times and people who followed the normal rules were at risk.
And now, the vast majority of the U.S. Senate has followed suit.
They followed at a little dogtrot, carrying their loads easily.
The spoken language of the Aramaeans followed their business correspondence.
At the same instant, Major Barton entered, followed by two men.
Viviette followed him, but he turned on her rudely and thrust her back.
Sigfried, with the Second Division, followed later in the day.
Old English folgian, fylgan "follow, accompany; follow after, pursue," also "obey, apply oneself to a practice or calling," from West Germanic *fulg- (cf. Old Saxon folgon, Old Frisian folgia, Middle Dutch volghen, Dutch volgen, Old High German folgen, German folgen, Old Norse fylgja "to follow").
Probably originally a compound, *full-gan with a sense of "full-going;" the sense then shifting to "serve, go with as an attendant" (cf. fulfill). Related: Followed; following. To follow one's nose "go straight on" first attested 1590s. "The full phrase is, 'Follow your nose, and you are sure to go straight.' " [Farmer].