• WordNet 3.6
    • n follow-through carrying some project or intention to full completion "I appreciated his follow-through on his promise"
    • n follow-through the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion "his follow-through was straight down the line toward the target","squash can be dangerous if your opponent has a long follow-through"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Sumatra, workers on coffee plantations gather the world's most expensive coffee by following a gourmet marsupial who consumes only the choicest coffee beans. By picking through what he excretes, they obtain the world's most expensive coffee -'Kopi Luwak', which sells for over $100 per pound.
    • n follow-through In golf, the course described by the club in the swing after the ball is struck.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “In any situation, ask yourself: What strengths do I possess that can contribute towards accomplishing something in this situation? Then follow through.”
  • Harry A. Overstreet
    Harry A. Overstreet
    “The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “In golf as in life it is the follow through that makes the difference.”
  • F. W. Nichol
    F. W. Nichol
    “When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word succeed, you find that it simply means to follow through.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out the plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.”


In literature:

The pathway of this man of God sometimes led through deep waters of affliction, but goodness and mercy still followed, and held him up.
"George Muller of Bristol" by Arthur T. Pierson
It'll take you to any part of the cave; and there is only one rule to follow in going through it.
"A Woman at Bay" by Nicholas Carter
The work is graded, and may be followed through the high school course.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
The pass through the mountains which Richard followed led across the neck of this promontory.
"Richard I" by Jacob Abbott
We reached the Dee by following the stream of the Quoich, which, like the Lui, passes through the remains of an ancient forest.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
An hour later found them riding southward, following the route through the mountains used by the cattle-rustlers.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
Hour followed hour through a terrible suspense, and the star rose not.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
Into this she turned, following it until she came to the head-gates of the lateral which ran through their place.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
The memory of Meta Beggs was woven like a bright thread through the monotonous texture of the days which immediately followed.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
For a number of li our road led through a deep, narrow gorge, following up a fine rocky stream.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
Rebecca squeezed boldly through and Phoebe followed her, rather for company's sake than with any curiosity to see what was beyond.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
Like all despots who rule through fear, Curly had a following.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908" by Various
The creature rose, tall and ungainly, from his throne; amid the salutations of his followers he turned and vanished through the arch.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
So quickly did all this pass through her mind that the words "I think I should like to see Dr. Nash" seemed to follow naturally.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
We followed them through.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
At the moment the Indian who had followed him through the thicket landed like a panther upon his back and pinioned him tightly.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
The boats having been cared for, the sailors followed the soldiers through the field and into the woods.
"The Campaign of the Jungle" by Edward Stratemeyer
The last two stragglers were hurrying through, and with relief Mich'l turned to follow.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
They all walked on together through the St. Luz quarter, Torres following.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
One can not follow a straight course through the dark.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp

In poetry:

How loving you, beloved of God,
And following you, the path I trod
Had led me, through your love and prayers.
To God's love unawares:
"Too Late" by John Hay
In silence of the lonely night,
In the full glow of day's clear light,
Through life's strange windings, dark or bright,
We follow Thee.
"Through Good Report and Evil, Lord" by Horatius Bonar
Once more I heard the voice of waters low,
By perfumed breezes fed;
Methought I followed a grand leader, slow
Through marble galleries led.
"The Warder" by Annie Adams Fields
And through the various maze of time,
And through th'infinity of space,
We follow Thy career sublime,
And all Thy wondrous footsteps trace.
"Hymn: Father and Friend! Thy light, Thy love" by John Bowring
I dreamed I saw two souls set forth
Through life, each bearing loads;
They both were bent on Heav'n's ascent,
But followed different roads.
"The Very Last" by John Joy Bell
Yet through this rough and thorny maze,
I follow hard on Thee, my God:
Thy hand unseen upholds my ways:
I safely tread where Thou hast trod.
"O God! Thou art my God alone;" by James Montgomery

In news:

Surveillance footage shows victim being followed through mall.
Workers with Sharp and Robbins Construction begin the clean-up process at Horn Lake's maintenance shop following an explosion that ripped through walls, toppled a Coke machine and rent a metal door from it's frame.
Ernie Els follows through on a putt using a long putter anchored to his belly.
Donald Margulies' play, directed by Bud Martin, follows photojournalist Sarah and foreign correspondent James through the mad world of war as they try to tell the toughest of stories.
Former St Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz released the following statement tonight, through the San Francisco 49ers, where he is serving as offensive coordinator.
Marissa Mayer said she would be looking for small acquisitions focused on mobile technology as CEO of Yahoo (YHOO), and the company followed through with its second purchase of a small startup in less than two months Tuesday.
Follow News10's Rick Tillery as he rides through the Rogue Valley.
Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Chris Perez follows through on a pitch in more.
Erie County Executive Mark C Poloncarz on Monday followed through with a promise to veto $195,134 in spending that legislators added to the 2013.
Wednesday morning.KFBK kept followers updated on the situation's progress through its Twitter account.
The following offices will be closed next Monday through Friday.
Call says one of his recent more surprising studies showed that apes can set goals and follow through with them.
American wrestler follows through on promise of victory.
(Sept 29, 2011) A small group of reporters was shuffling through the concrete tunnels of Pelican Bay State Prison, following Public Information Officer Chris Acosta like curious goslings.
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In science:

It includes the creation of the H-D chaotic set in a ‘heteroclinic explosion’ followed by its conversion into an attractor through a boundary crisis.
Direct transition to high-dimensional chaos through a global bifurcation
We first generate a factor graph G of N variable nodes and M = αN function nodes; we then create a new variable node i and connect this new node i to G through the formation of k new function nodes, with k following the Poisson distribution f (k , 3α).
Long range frustration in finite connectivity spin glasses: A mean field theory and its application to the random $K$-satisfiability problem
We note these in the list and analyze the rest of the cases through the lemmas that follow.
Constructing Graded Lie Algebras
It follows that if n is large enough, the torus T can be covered by a bounded number M of translates Ri of R′ through vectors of the form a1v1 + a2v2 , ai ∈ Z, in such a way that any x1n by y1n rectangle R in T crosses some Ri horizontally, meaning that the intersection of R and Ri is an x2n by y1n rectangle.
Sharp thresholds and percolation in the plane
By exploring the geometric interpretation of these quantities, we were able to find analogous quantities, Ψ(y , z , x), Ψ(z , x, y ) and Ψ(x, y , z )(for explicit expressions see §4), associated to a generalized Markoff triple, and follow through the proof of Bowditch to complete the proof of Theorem 2.2.
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
In this section we prove Theorem 3.5 by defining the φ-weight ψ(~e) for each directed edge ~e ∈ ~E (Σ) and then following through the proof of Theorem 2 in .
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
It easily follows that all Q-irreducible representations also factor through cyclic quotients.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
An important goal of the SNfactory is to discover SNe early enough after explosion to follow them through their rise and fall.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Here we assume for simplicity that both quantum and classical communications between Alice and Bob follow the same route and pass through the same relays.
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks
From the definition of local simultaneity convention it follows that ψm , ψa , ψw , depend on the spacetime event x through the acceleration a, the vorticity w, the angle θ between them, and possibly on other scalars.
Simultaneity in special and general relativity
Indeed, the DMν signal depends only on the following parameters: the DM mass mDM , the DM annihilation rate, the branching ratios BR(DM DM → f ) through-going muons in one year with an area A = (0.1 km)2 , as appropriate for a Mton detector.
Spectra of neutrinos from dark matter annihilations
The paper is organized as follows: In the first sections we give a brief mathematical description of graphs and random walks, introducing the language and the formalism we will use through the whole article.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
The random-cluster measure on G is obtained through a perturbation of the percolation measure, as follows.
Flows and ferromagnets
These quantities play an important role in what follows since, as shown below, the frame conditions Ga enter the Hamiltonian only through Fi and their derivatives.
Many-body Hamiltonians in implicitly defined frames
The scaling in (2.11) can be understood as follows: j is the rescaled current while the microscopic current through each bond is j /N .
Current large deviations for Asymmetric Exclusion Processes with open boundaries