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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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Following the example of certain prudent travellers, I withdrew unseen - and returned, not much wiser, to the Mediterranean, the sea of classic adventures.
By attentively watching, the observer would then have perceived the other molecules of the mass, following the example of this central star, become likewise condensed by gradually accelerated rotation, and gravitating round it in the shape of innumerable stars.
These reflections made him waver in his purpose, but his craze being stronger than any reasoning, he made up his mind to have himself dubbed a knight by the first one he came across, following the example of others in the same case, as he had read in the books that brought him to this pass.
Malicorne kept the paternal money-chest; that is to say, that in those times of easy morals, he had made for himself, by following the example of his father, and lending at high interest for short terms, a revenue of eighteen hundred livres, without reckoning six hundred livres furnished by the generosity of the syndic, so that Malicorne was the king of the gay youth of Orleans, having two thousand four hundred livres to scatter, squander, and waste on follies of every kind.
Revisions to the Toyota Yaris this summer include a new-look face following the example of the new |Toyota Aygo (top) which was shown at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year
2010, following the example of the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), the Royal Court said in a statement today.
Can we imagine an English or Scandanavian school following the example of SCI-Arc, with Ray Kappe, Michael Rotondi, Neil Denari and Eric Owen Moss as its train of Heads?
declared his innocence and, following the example of Jesus Christ, decided not to defend himself in any way (Zenit.
For the longest time, following the example of a writer I considered nearly infallible, I thought the adjective that defined the quality inherent in clouds, rocks, and so on that permits us to see various things in them--perhaps most notoriously the face of Christ--was "magmatic," and that this word got at the shifting quality of their anthropomorphism.
Following the example of McBeth's earlier Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage, Early has compiled documents that relate specifically to the story of Texas Baptists.
To me, being Catholic is about following the example of Jesus.
Being a Christian in the world means living the tension between Christian doctrine and pastoral care, following the example of Jesus by being both faithful and compassionate.
Church leaders recommit themselves to following the example of Jesus, to the great mandatum to love, to Word and Sacrament or Word and Service.
In either scenario the painting would have served as a persuasive warning to stay the Protestant course following the example of Edward VI and the earlier reformers.
is following the example of successful PC clone companies by revamping the way it does business with its resellers.