What does the word supervene mean?

Usage examples for supervene

  1. A long reign of anarchy, in the course of which the lovers of the race must see their visions of good disappear, would supervene, and this he could not contemplate with equanimity. – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  2. The length of the adhesions which supervene upon pleuritis gives evidence of the extent of these motions. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  3. Indeed a weakness of sight is among the first symptoms that supervene on these occasions. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott