- 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
Examples from the Web for ensues
What ensues is part detective novel, part pulpy romantic tragedy.This Week’s Hot Reads: May 26, 2014
May 28, 2014
When they're caught (if they're caught), the scandal that ensues is their accidental masterpiece.The Big Idea: Why Forgeries Are Great Art
April 25, 2013
Anyone who has parented a teenager--or been one--can probably describe the dynamic that ensues.Will Iran Be the Next Hyperinflation?
April 1, 2013
Indeed, to this day Morsi has condemned violence but endorsed the anti-American protests from which it ensues.Not Just the Middle East: Obama Foreign Policy Record Is Appalling
David B. Rivkin, Jr., Lee A. Casey
September 21, 2012
She dismantles her American life and lands in Russia; what ensues transforms them both.Must Reads: Kennedy, Sontag and Paris, ‘A Partial History of Lost Causes,’ ‘City of Bohane,’ ‘Flatscreen’
Lauren Elkin, Mythili Rao, Drew Toal, Nicholas Mancusi
April 6, 2012
There ensues a vast shuffling of words, a drone and a gurgle of syllables.Erik Dorn
In what ensues, you will perceive a great change in the character of my memoirs.Devereux, Complete
(But) when there is not faith sufficient (on his part), a want of faith (in him) ensues (on the part of the others).Tao Teh King
A busy scene now ensues; all is bustle, noise, and activity.
The argument that ensues is familiar, exhausting, and interminable.Home Life in Germany
Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
- (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 ensues
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.