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follow (4 used more widely than now)
1. to pursue as an enemy 2H4 IV. iii. 27, Cor. III. iii. 137, IV. v. 104 “I have ever f-'d thee with hate,” Ant. V. i. 36 “O Antony! I have follow'd thee to this.”
2. to prosecute (a thing in hand), carry through, ‘follow up’ Tw.N. V. i. 377, 2H4 I. i. 21 “a day, So fought, so follow'd, and so fairly won,” H5 II. iv. 68.
3. to imitate, copy MND. II. i. 131, Wint. V. ii. 63.
4. to engage in (a pursuit), practise (a calling), apply oneself to Tw.N. I. iii. 101, John II. i. 31 “ arms,” Cor. IV. v. 35, Lr. II. ii. 157 “f-ing her affairs.”
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