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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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A Christian is a member of the body of Christ; or a disciple who follows the example of Jesus.
Gibson follows the example of another former England fast bowling coach, Australian Troy Cooley, in returning to take up a position in his homeland.
The last time I checked, Christian meant "one who follows the example of Jesus." Jesus was indeed a social radical and calls those of us who are his followers to be just as radical.
The prince's get-richer-quick scheme follows the example of his sister-in-law, the Countess of Wessex, who helped to boost her own salary by plugging Rover cars.
I'm referring to the strength of the Westchester County real estate market recovery, and how closely it follows the example of the Fairfield County market, which is in the final stages of recovery from the recent downturn.
A Christian is a member of the body of Christ or a church; or a disciple that follows the example of Jesus.