follow up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v follow up increase the effectiveness or success of by further action "The doctor followed up the surgery with radiation"
    • v follow up pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue "Did he go through with the treatment?","He implemented a new economic plan","She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It was the left shoe that Aschenputtel (Cinderella) lost at the stairway, when the prince tried to follow her. It was originally the right, but the translator messed up again.
    • Follow up to pursue an advantage closely
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  • Virginia Woolf
    “It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.”
  • Martin Seligan
    Martin Seligan
    “Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter.”
  • Charles Kingsley
    “The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. folgian, fylgian, app. a compound, but obscure; Ger. folgen.


In literature:

He was followed up by the whole of our cavalry and effectually shelled by our horse artillery.
"With the British Army in The Holy Land" by Henry Osmond Lock
The Battalions of the 1st and 2nd Brigades followed up the attack and were now moving forward, so I followed after them.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
But it might be that these two men were the only ones who were supposed to follow up such an alarm.
"Facing the German Foe" by Colonel James Fiske
He may be able to suggest some points to be followed up.
"A Final Reckoning" by G. A. Henty
Alfred and Charley followed his brother Joe up through Bridgeport to the new show grounds.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
I was sent out by the commandant to follow up Brand, and I have located him and Hertzog.
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
As evidence of the closeness with which we had followed up the retreating enemy it is interesting to note that at one time Capt.
"The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919" by W.C.C. Weetman
Having patched up a truce between them, Terry followed the Major into the sala.
"Terry" by Charles Goff Thomson
You may be sure no further effort was made to follow up the bear, and they took up the search for their luggage, which had been left behind.
"The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns" by Roger Thompson Finlay
It is no more than right that you should follow up your niece.
"The Boy Land Boomer" by Ralph Bonehill
The caravan is already on the move, so we pack up and follow in its trail.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Here we found Ute Creek, which we had planned to follow up to its headwaters in the Medicine Range.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
The two lorries followed, loaded with men and equipment, and another jeep brought up the rear.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
Heidi ran up to him and the two goats followed, for they knew their master.
"Heidi" by Johanna Spyri
Mile after mile passed beneath them as the shining ship followed up the ragged shore.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
The Hen goes to get ready for dinner, and Shankley and Philpot are to follow and screw her up.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
Again another flash, followed by a fearful peal of thunder, lighted up the atmosphere.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Vogel, with Corporal Church and Private Macguire, had come out to strengthen the expedition and to follow up Barth's discoveries.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was then proved that Troloo had found out as he followed up their track exactly what had happened.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
Gideon Birkenshaw, falling into the snare, was planning to follow them up or to head them off on the farther side of the wood.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton

In poetry:

"Get up, get up, Marie Hamilton,
Get up, and follow me,
For I am going to Edinburgh town,
A rich wedding for to see."
"The Queen's Marie" by Andrew Lang
Where often my thought has gone,
Up hill, down hill,
Beyond this ruin of Time;
Forgetting Time
I must follow my thought still.
"Beyond The Barn" by John Freeman
By night, by day,
Waking or sleeping—o'er the sea,
Up to the heaven—where'er thou take thy way,
Down to the grave—He follows thee.
"God always nigh" by John Bowring
The wood-thrush knows and follows him,
Who whistles up the birds and bees;
And round him all the perfumes swim
Of woodland loam and trees.
"Comradery" by Madison Julius Cawein
Up to pure height of snow,
Its beckoning ray still leads him on and on;
To those who follow, lo, itself comes down
And crowns at length their brow.
"Reality" by Emma Lazarus
Get the lantern, Jim and Tom;
Mother, keep the babies calm,
And we'll follow up that halloa, and we'll see where it is from.
'Tis a hairy sort of night
"Johnny Rich" by Will McKendree Carleton

In news:

The follow-up to Lee Brice 's multi-week number one "Hard to Love" will be the emotional track "I Drive Your Truck.
This is a follow-up to the commentary from Nancy Erb published in July by the Gasparilla Gazette about a great blue heron .
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel is warning that it may follow up today's air assault on targets in Gaza with a ground operation there.
I know, I know…How can I follow up a post that had those sweet, babe-o-licious bikini photos of Rob Perez.
Follow-Up Lacking for Babies After Hepatitis B Vaccination: CDC.
Many US babies born to mothers infected with hepatitis B do not receive recommended follow-up testing after vaccination, a new study finds.
Preview Dinner and Follow-Up with Ración.
Researchers performed an initial imaging scan on subjects to obtain a baseline measurement of their hippocampal volume and then performed follow-up scans 5 and 10 years later.
Read our follow-up story here.
Germany's hottest musical export Tokio Hotel return October 6th with new album Humanoid , the follow-up to their 2007 English language debut Scream.
Follow-up: What's the worst thing to do while hypnotized.
A South Bend woman spent all of 2011 battling breast cancer, a mastectomy, chemotherapy and two follow-up surgeries.
Uprising" is a follow-up to the original Nintendo "Kid Icarus " title that came out 25 years ago.
Maybe this is too much wonkidom, but following up on the previous post, especially Unagidon's analysis, there is this op-ed in Tuesday's Times: "The Revenge of the Rating Agencies".
Follow-up question: Does Teresa Giudice know what " impugn " means.

In science:

The principal goal of the QSO survey is to provide targets for higher-resolution follow-up spectroscopy in order to locate QSO absorption line systems near the HDF.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
Here we present follow-up observations of the morphologically similar Sab galaxy NGC 2985, still only the second galaxy for which this ratio has been determined outside of the solar neighbourhood.
Disc heating in NGC 2985
Vision with spatial inversion: A follow-up study.
Combining Research Methods and Results from Psychology and Physics in the Investigation of Quantum Mechanics
None of the galaxies in Table 4 has been identified as an AGN in the intensive HDF-N follow-up studies (see §3.4.1), although the current optical spectroscopy probably would not have detected the subtle spectral features often associated with low-luminosity AGNs.
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
This paper is, therefore, a follow-up to Ribeiro (2001).
The Apparent Fractal Conjecture: Scaling Features in Standard Cosmologies
There is one blue source (number 15 in Table 1) with V = 23.1 and B − V = −0.4 that also has Hα emission, which would be interesting to follow up searching for variability.
Optical Counterparts of X-Ray Point Sources Observed by CHANDRA in NGC5128: 20 New Globular Cluster X-Ray Sources
The original work has been followed up by many other authors (e.g.
At the Vigintennial of the Butcher-Oemler Effect
Noting a slightly diffuse 17th magnitude ob ject on photographic plates, Graham & Phillips (1980; GP80) obtained follow-up spectroscopy and identified the first GC in this galaxy.
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
Spectroscopic follow-up to obtain radial velocities is the only way to confidently identify true GCs.
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
Using colour information from the Tycho-2 and USNO-B catalogues, these transit depths can be translated into Jupiter radii and hence it can be determined whether the star may classified as a transit candidate and suitable for further follow-up.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
Follow-up H I and CO imaging should help resolve this question.
Properties of Molecular Gas in Massive Low Surface Brightness Galaxies, Including New 12CO Observations of Three Malin 1 `Cousins'
Thus, Swift will provide simultaneous gamma-ray, x-ray, and optical observations of Gamma-ray bursts soon after the burst. A key to the success of Swift will be its ability to detect and locate a large number of gamma-ray bursts quick enough that the narrow field of view instruments can follow up.
Swift's Ability to Detect Gamma-Ray Bursts
These changes involve a detailed following up of a change in the definition, T → t∗ of the age of the universe, T as suggested at the end of the previous section.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
We have constructed Spectral Energy Distributions (SEDs) for each source using data from the 4 IRAC wavebands, Chandra fluxes in the hard (2 - 8 keV) and soft (0.5 - 2 keV) X-rays, and optical follow-up data in the wavebands U, g’, r’, i’, Z, and H.
Complete Multiwavelength Characterization of Faint Chandra X-ray Sources Seen in the Spitzer Wide-Area IR Extragalactic (SWIRE) Survey
Follow-up observations of the EDXS sources have been taken in the bands U, g, r, i, and H and are detailed in Gonzalez-Solares et al. (2004).
Complete Multiwavelength Characterization of Faint Chandra X-ray Sources Seen in the Spitzer Wide-Area IR Extragalactic (SWIRE) Survey