ensue

Part of speech: verb

To follow; result.

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Usage examples "ensue":

  1. In consequence of the riotous state of things, all the other shops in the market- place had put their shutters up; and Nicholas and Henry, in the absence of their superiors, had followed the example of their neighbours, and, as business was over, they had hardly waited to put the goods away, but had hurried off to help their townsmen in any struggle that might ensue. - "Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete", Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.
  2. Chester was evidently staying somewhere near at hand; he would grow more and more persistent, and she could see nothing in the future but his presence being discovered by James Clareborough or his brother, and then some terrible mischief would arise, and fresh misery ensue. - "Blind Policy", George Manville Fenn.
  3. Parliament, which had been hurriedly summoned, was due to meet, and every one speculated as to the political crisis that must now ensue. - "The Invasion", William Le Queux.