follow the example of

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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"I call on the faithful to follow the example of St.
Perhaps more employers will follow the example of Princeton businesses who have taken the initiative and created Trainlink, a free bus service that connects the Princeton Junction railroad station with offices throughout College Park and the Forrestal Center.
Or you could follow the example of Michelle Hoskins, who initially kept her business close to home by creating syrup sensations in her mother's basement.
During the homily of his Mass of investiture it was comforting to hear Benedict acknowledge that he wants to follow the example of the Good Shepherd.
Liverpool is to follow the example of Ireland and New York and ban smoking in public places.
Instead, Lula should follow the example of Parana, a southern state bordering Rio Grande do Sul.
As a result, other jails may follow the example of Durham Prison which launched its Substance Misuse Service for drug addicts in February.
Tony Blair should follow the example of the two MEPs and see for himself the likely effect of an attack on the Iraqi people who are suffering from sanctions and the last conflict.
MERSEYSIDE is to follow the example of Finland to try to beat one of the region's biggest killer diseases.
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).
GERARD HOULLIER has told Robbie Fowler to follow the example of goal hero Jari Litmanen if he wants to save his Anfield career.
Still bound by a warrior mentality and suspicious of learning, the nobility, Villena suggests, rather than scorn the arts and sciences, should follow the example of the imperial court (157).
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.
His job is to put captions under every talking head, and he should follow the example of Jesse "The Body" Ventura.
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.