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Definition following (some event in time) — and typically because of that event
  • Ensuing events confirmed the prediction.
ensuing = following
  • Sudan's violence and ensuing disruption killed hundreds of thousands of civilians.
  • This interesting subject will be resumed in the ensuing paper.
    James Madison  --  Federalist Papers
  • For, I really had not been myself since the receipt of the letter; it had so bewildered me ensuing on the hurry of the morning.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Great Expectations
  • The next ensuing hour some foul mischance
    Shakespeare, William  --  Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • The old-timer on Sulphur Creek was right, he thought in the moment of controlled despair that ensued:
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • ensued = followed
  • As soon as Aro gave the order, the blitz would ensue, me the only object.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Instantly, pandemonium ensued as everyone ran this way and that, shouting at one another.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Bad Beginning
  • There ensued certain descriptions which I don't command the physical chemistry to repeat, the kinesis of enzymes and so forth.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • A huge standing ovation ensued.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Her father, Hoc, seems to have pursued the fugitives, and to have been slain in the fight which ensued on his overtaking them.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • The previous one had been hard enough on him, and he had weakened markedly, dramatically, in the ensuing year.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Apparently so long an interval ensued with the men at the windlass standing idle, that some women shrieked that another accident had happened!
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Only the fact that there are three glasses sitting on it, including Baz's two empty ones, keeps disaster from ensuing.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • A terrible combat, the details of which it is impossible to give, now ensued.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • In the ensuing silence, the Boss came round the desk.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • It is a day of fulfilment; agreements for outdoor service during the ensuing year, entered into at Candlemas, are to be now carried out.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • Mahtob and I pushed the halves of the lumpy couch together and spent the ensuing hours partly in prayer and partly in tossing and turning.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • By the choice of the master, or by the will of the slave, it will cease; and in either case great calamities may be expected to ensue.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • After another series there ensued a long argument—for them—about the difference between "G" and "Gem."
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side

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