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  • v. to pursue, follow
  • v. to follow, to succeed, to be the successor of

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. come after in time, as a result
  • v. be the successor (of)


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  • She had come after her father's death to England, chiefly, it seems, because in the Marquis of Downshire, who was an old friend of the family, her mother knew that she should find a protector for her children.

    Sir Walter Scott

  • Denny Moser, who during the last Seven had come after Fox with a pipe wrench and murder on his mind.

    The Hollow

  • Those who come after are much better informed as to data, but they fail to catch the atmospheric tendency, the beginning-to-drift, of which witnesses are sensible.


  • But Balacius, laughing, threw the letter on the ground and spat on it; and insulted those who brought it, bidding them tell Antony, “Since thou carest for monks, I will soon come after thee likewise.”

    The Hermits

  • In this way he once learned that a Talmudic scholar of, R. Kalonymos (ben Sabbatai, born before 1030) had come after the death of Jacob ben Yakar to establish himself at Worms, where he died, probably a martyr's death, during the First Crusade.


  • The conversation revolved around general Norwegian-Israeli ties, but those of us who knew what was to come after the guests had taken their leave could think of nothing else.

    A Billion Lives

  • Listen to this: in the very beginning, your play was to come after Aisse; then it was agreed that it should come BEFORE.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • Rodes's division, less sharply organized, was under a man whose recent promotion had come after a clear demonstration of his capacity for command.


  • “So all of those invited did come after all,” said a soft voice behind Prince Conrig.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • On my arrival at Sumner with them from below, I had written to Desiderio Romero, sheriff of San Miguel County, advising him that I had them under guard at Fort Sumner and requesting him to come after them.

    The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid


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