We shall not follow out in detail the shifting phases of the negotiation, but we will come at once to its closing passage.
Though the thought came to me, I did not follow out its leading at this time.
Is it not to have a high conception of what this great new country should be, and to follow out that ideal with loyalty and truth?
Still I had done the best I had been able, and it was for me to follow out the plans I had made.
How much more clearly you can follow out a train of reasoning!
I live by my wits, and you by your ability to follow out my directions.
And in that I cannot fail without failing to follow out the king's intention.
But we must not pause to follow out the contrast into details.
She could never be depended on to join in their plans, yet she expected them to follow out hers with their whole strength.
Then if I decide to follow out your advice, you will come with us?
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].