verb (used without object), en·sued, en·su·ing.
Origin of ensue
Examples from the Web for ensue
She wants a “hagiography,” and the conflicts and confusions that ensue provide The Last Word with its comic momentum.
These were the sorts of measures that the other negotiators expected to ensue at future stages of the normalization process.Why France Is to Blame for Blocking the Iran Nuclear Agreement|Christopher Dickey|November 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The minute you undermine the insurance, or dilute it, a bank run might ensue.
However skeptical of their new president, peace is exactly what many Mexicans are hoping will ensue.
Barack Obama, in his second term, cannot be absent if any real peace process is to ensue.
The loss of life which both Max and Dale feared might ensue from the realization of their plans was thus brought to a minimum.Two Daring Young Patriots|W. P. Shervill
Eczema of the tongue may ensue as a sequel of prolonged cutaneous eczema (De Mussy43).
When the attention begins to flag, the tendency is for the vessels to contract, and for sleep to ensue.Sleep and Its Derangements|William A. Hammond
So for the biologist, very much as for the theologian, whenever life takes a residence, death must ensue sooner or later.The Will to Doubt|Alfred H. Lloyd
These symptoms may be sudden in their occurrence, whence acute acetonmia, or they may ensue slowly.
British Dictionary definitions for ensue
verb -sues, -suing or -sued
Word Origin for ensue
Word Origin and History for ensue
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.