- 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.
Origin of ensue
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Examples from the Web for ensuing
Chan ordered the man to put it down and the ensuing criminal complaint would say that he complied.Protesters Slimed This Good Samaritan Cop
December 16, 2014
In the ensuing years, he was incarcerated on and off for a total of four years.Family's Best Friend Charged With Murdering Them All
November 7, 2014
All known records between Philadelphia and Baltimore were broken during the ensuing five weeks.
The ensuing night gave me the grand migraine of my life, with throbs like the blows of an ax and continuous pinwheels.
In the ensuing nine months, divisions have considerably deepened because of mass atrocities committed by both sides.‘The Good Lie’ and the Hard Truths of South Sudan
October 3, 2014
During the whole of the ensuing day, Paralus continued in a deep sleep.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The burial took place at Mount Auburn on the ensuing Tuesday.Biographical Sketches
It would be tedious to relate each step of the ensuing negotiations.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Great dinners and gay routs were given in the ensuing spring.Night and Morning, Complete
The machine was completed, and the ensuing morning fixed for the assault.Maid Marian
Thomas Love Peacock
- following subsequently or in order
- following or occurring as a consequence; resulting
- (intr) to follow; come next or afterwards
- (intr) to follow or occur as a consequence; result
- (tr) obsolete to pursue
Word Origin and History for ensuing
late 14c., from Old French ensu-, past participle stem of ensivre "follow close upon, come afterward," from Late Latin insequere, from Latin insequi "to pursue, follow, follow after; come next," from in- "upon" (see in- (2)) + sequi "follow" (see sequel). Related: Ensued; ensues; ensuing.