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Follower, 1) one who goes behind another: “a pointing-stock to every idle rascal f.” H6B II, 4, 47. “go before to field, he'll be your f.” Rom. III, 1, 61 (quibbling; cf. Wiv. III, 2, 2). “beware my f.” Lr. III, 4, 146.
2) pursuer: “the fatal --s do pursue,” H6C I, 4, 22. “'tis for the --s, not for the fliers,” Cor. I, 4, 44.
3) attendant, associate: Tp. V, 7. Err. II, 2, 109. Mids. I, 1, 155. As V, 2, 17. Wint. V, 2, 74. R2 IV, 280. H4B IV, 4, 53. H4B IV, 4, 53 V, 5, 104. Troil. I, 3, 365.
4) one under the command of another, especially in war: R2 III, 2, 217. IV, 224. H4B I, 1, 191. H5 II Chor. H5 II Chor. III, 6, 143. III, 7, 144. IV, 3, 85. H6A III, 1, 139. IV, 5, 45. H6B IV, 8, 66. H6C I, 1, 208. I, 4, 3. II, 2, 57. IV, 3, 13. V, 4, 67. Tit. I, 3. Tit. I, 3 Tit. I, 3 Ant. IV, 14, 111.
5) servant, retainer: Gentl. II, 4, 45. Wiv. I, 3, 5. III, 2, 2 (quibbling). Merch. II, 2, 157. Tw. IV, 3, 17. V, 284. Wint. I, 2, 437. R3 III, 7, 34. IV, 4, 481. Cor. V, 6, 39. Rom. III, 1, 61 (quibbling). Lr. I, 4, 316. II, 4, 145. II, 4, 145 II, 4, 145 Ant. IV, 2, 24. IV, 14, 134. Cymb. III, 5, 121.
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