En*sue" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ensued (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ensuing.] [OF. ensevre, OF. & F. ensuivre, fr. L. insequi; in + sequi to pursue. See Sue.]

To follow; to pursue; to follow and overtake.

[Obs.] "Seek peace, and ensue it."

1 Pet. iii. 11.

To ensue his example in doing the like mischief. Golding.


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En*sue", v. i.

To follow or come afterward; to follow as a consequence or in chronological succession; to result; as, an ensuing conclusion or effect; the year ensuing was a cold one.

So spoke the Dame, but no applause ensued. Pope.

Damage to the mind or the body, or to both, ensues, unless the exciting cause be presently removed. I. Taylor.

Syn. -- To follow; pursue; succeed. See Follow.


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