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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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At the same time, other wealthy Roman widows followed the example of ancient and Early Christian matrons to build and rebuild large churches and pious institutions in Rome.
Underscoring the value of this public-private initiative, EPA administrator Carol Browner said, "If all building owners followed the example of those who have already achieved the Energy Star Building Label, we would reduce our nation's energy bill by more than $130 billion over just 15 years.
Raymond Morris, the "Cannock Chase" murderer, has followed the example of Jason Swift killer Sidney Cooke and applied for parole.