follow-through

Definitions

  • 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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Quotations

  • 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
    Victor%20Hugo
    “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
    Victor%20Hugo
    “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.”

Usage

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
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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
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