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follow suit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v follow suit do what someone else is doing
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Follow suit in card-playing, to play a card of the same suit as the one which was led: to do anything on the same lines as another
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Roy, irresistibly, followed suit; and when the music struck up, Lance handed her over with a formal bow.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
Miss Marie Corelli, by a sure instinct, followed suit.
"Books and Persons" by Arnold Bennett
He jumped up at once and we all followed suit.
"A Soldier's Sketches Under Fire" by Harold Harvey
The duke and duchess rode at the head, closely followed by their numerous suite, and then came the many guests.
"The Northern Light" by E. Werner
The old Aztecs had to go under, and the Indians will have to follow suit.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XXVI., December, 1880." by Various
Accordingly, I followed my guide through suites of apartments, up divers stone stair-cases, and along sundry corridors.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Bologna, Milan, Parma, and other cities soon followed suit.
"The Opera" by R.A. Streatfeild
Then the others followed suit, while the young man watched them, smiling with satisfaction.
"Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
Others, who were behind us, followed suit, refusing to do more than their share.
"Combed Out" by Fritz August Voigt
He thought it wiser to follow suit, and they were at ease again, though each remembered the other's blush.
"Bluebell" by Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
All the other good restaurants had followed suit.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Her chauffeur had followed, bearing a large pasteboard suit-box which he set down at the door and departed.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
Are they afraid none of the others will follow suit, and they be left to eat all alone?
"Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Girl" by Jenny Wren
The American followed suit.
"World's War Events, Volume III" by Various
We may as well follow suit, and avoid him.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad" by Edith Van Dyne
He was leaving for Wyoming the following Saturday and wanted an interview, if his proposition suited me.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
I dreamed lately that I followed a mystic woman down a long suite of palatial rooms.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Follow four rooms of miscellaneous articles: weapons, ropes, a rather fascinating white leather suit in a case, and so forth.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
Los Angeles is doing something similar on even a larger scale, and other municipalities are following suit.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
The Queen's own ships followed suit.
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude
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In poetry:

Bluebirds on the hedges sat,
Chirping low and billing;
"Why," thought I, "not follow suit,
If the maid is willing?"
"Dropping Corn" by Maurice Thompson
I hear the curlew's sudden call,
The lapwing follows suit;
The little streamlet's tiny fall,
The distance makes half mute.
"In Kirkconnel Old Churchyard" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Moody's Investor Services did not follow suit.
A day after New Jersey's two Senators – both Democrats – wrote a letter calling for an end to the National Hockey League lockout, the state's Republican Governor declined to follow suit.
Outdoor kitchens, poolside living areas and patio entertaining spaces are growing in popularity, and high-performance outdoor A/V has followed suit.
Following suit, Peng, 49, began lowering her own profile as a singer in 2007, after her husband emerged as the likely appointee to the presidency.
The suit claims the DNR failed to follow its own guidelines in considering the mine 's effects on vegetation, fish and wildlife, land values, air and water pollution and the local economy.
First basketball coach John Beilein defects to Michigan and now Rich Rodriguez follows suits.
The crowds soon follow suit, pulsating from the Sheer Importance of the song.
Off-Broadway Most Broadway shows were able to resume performances on Wednesday, with the rest following suit by Thursday.
John sets the philosophy here with this team and we follow suit.
John sets the philosophy here of this team and we follow suit.
The same week Ed Murray of Seattle became Washington's first openly gay leader of the state Senate, Oregon lawmakers have followed suit.
The question is whether Congress will follow suit.
Mark Teixeira singled, then Robinson Cano followed suit for his first hit in 30 at-bats.
Google and Mozilla have also followed suit and blocked the root.
You're enlisting help to plan for the future — and crossing your fingers that budgets follow suit.
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In science:

In the following discussion we consider a suite of increasingly more realistic physical models for the baryonic component.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
The next section provides the definitions of our coined quantum walks on trees and of their random version, followed by a description of the spectral criteria suited to the present framework.
Spectral Transition for Random Quantum Walks on Trees
It follows that a network sub ject to some sort of optimising mechanism, such as Natural Selection for the case of living systems, could thus evolve towards whichever topology best suits its requirements by tuning these microscopic actions.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
The OA of GRB 030725 was discovered at a private, non-professional observatory and we point out that with the current suite of gamma ray satellites, an effort to organize future contributions of amateur observers may provide substantial help in GRB light curve follow up efforts.
The red optical afterglow of GRB 030725
We will now quickly develop the BSW formalism, which is more suited to accommodate our principles, and, following the spirit of Wheeler, henceforth shift our attention to the dynamics in superspace per se, using the DeWitt supermetric to lower and raise indices.
Huygens-Fresnel Principle in Superspace
They are thus well suited for follow-up observations of the afterglows of triggered GRBs.
The Status of VHE Gamma-Ray Astronomy
For stardust from SN we follow the procedure of Dwek (1998) and use a simple parameterization for the dust production rate since no suited other information on dust production is available.
Evolution of interstellar dust and stardust in the solar neighbourhood
Here we develop another formalism, which is better suited to cases such as reheating with extended sources or continuous media in an expanding universe, and which allows us to follow the evolution of gravity waves with time.
Theory and Numerics of Gravitational Waves from Preheating after Inflation
We identified the following work in the domain of test suite reverse engineering.
Exploring the Composition of Unit Test Suites
This paper is organised as follows: Section 2 gives an overview of the Dome C site conditions, the PILOT optical design and instrumentation suite, and its expected performance.
The Science Case for PILOT I: Summary and Overview
As the FMS utilizes MKS units, some of the discussion in the paper will follow suit.
Atmospheric circulation of tidally locked exoplanets: a suite of benchmark tests for dynamical solvers
In the following subsections, we describe the results of the suite of test problems we have found most useful.
A Godunov Method for Multidimensional Radiation Magnetohydrodynamics based on a variable Eddington tensor
Although there are, with hindsight, a number of ways of constructing the bosonic string, the path most suited to our present knowledge of the W3 algebra is as follows: starting from the Virasoro algebra we construct the BRST charge Q and demand its square vanish.
A Review of $W$ Strings
Following its survey of existing test suites and guidelines for the test suite construction, tsnlp designed a detailed annotation schema for the test data which does not presuppose a specific linguistic theory (where this exists), a particular evaluation situation or application type.
TSNLP - Test Suites for Natural Language Processing
The new operators that appear in this UL ⊗ UR lagrangian are labeled from O13 onwards and the coefficient functions Li (X )’s follow suit.
Chiral Effective Lagrangian in the large-Nc limit: the nonet case
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