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Ralph set off down the hill, and I followed.
Jim opened the door and followed me down the hall.
The six o'clock news follows our show.
In the weeks that followed the situation was very tense.
The wedding will be followed by a reception.
We had soup followed by lasagna and salad.
There's apple pie and ice cream to follow.
There followed seven months of hard negotiations.
You must follow a few simple guidelines.
She refused to follow our advice.
The manufacturer's instructions should always be followed carefully.
I couldn't follow what Professor Hope was saying.
I'm sorry, I don't quite follow you.
Their system is pretty easy to follow.
She decided not to follow her mother into banking.
The U.S. may follow Canada's example by banning these products.
Other students followed her lead and boycotted classes.
They began to offer takeout food, and other restaurants followed suit.
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