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follow the example of

To do something that another person is doing. Growing up, I really tried not to follow the example of my older brother, as he was always getting into trouble. I try to follow the example of Mother Teresa and treat all people with kindness.
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Instead, Lula should follow the example of Parana, a southern state bordering Rio Grande do Sul.
An audio tape said to have come from Ayman al-Zawahri was played on Arabic television station al-Jazeera, urging "brothers" to follow the example of the September 11 hijackers.
WAYNE BRIDGE has vowed not to follow the example of Matt Le Tissier and allow his England career to suffer by staying at Southampton.
If you really want press coverage nowadays you should follow the example of Martin Creed, winner of last year's Turner Prize (Britain's most prestigious contemporary art award, given at the Tate Gallery).
Gresley Rovers are backing former Scottish international John McGinlay to follow the example of Burton Albion's Nigel Clough by proving an instant hit as a manager.
If you really want to cause a stir follow the example of St Etienne fans who have just elected a new representative to carry their banner before games.
His job is to put captions under every talking head, and he should follow the example of Jesse "The Body" Ventura.
The Mobetron allows treatments to be delivered with greater convenience and less cost and disruption, and we believe other hospitals in Japan are likely to follow the example of Nagoya and Gunma.
Property owners and developers need to follow the example of Ground Zero and understand that a highly-trained workforce is the best and only choice for New York.
The council would like to see other territories and provinces follow the example of those that have decided not to claw back the federal money from families receiving assistance: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Manitoba (for children under the age of 7) and Quebec.
The liturgy committee voted to follow the example of the Prince Albert diocese in not bowing before the tabernacle, although not all the lectors will follow this decision.
They will follow the example of Scotland Yard who plan a pounds 5,000-a-day operation on Cooke when released next week.
Roman Catholic leaders met the death of Mother Teresa with sadness and understanding Friday, using the occasion to encourage others to follow the example of the woman who treated paupers and princesses with equal dignity.
But there is certainly room for greater clarity about just how the church is to follow the example of Christ in particular instances.
Another option would be to follow the example of Western Europe and substitute a family allowance for the current tax credit.