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following

(of winds, currents, etc.) moving in the same direction as the course of a vessel
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The following year, which was the year seventy-two, I found myself at Navarino rowing in the leading galley with the three lanterns.
We returned to Constantinople, and the following year, seventy-three, it became known that Don John had seized Tunis and taken the kingdom from the Turks, and placed Muley Hamet in possession, putting an end to the hopes which Muley Hamida, the cruelest and bravest Moor in the world, entertained of returning to reign there.
When he realised that Lady Arabella was bound for the Castle, he devoted himself to following her with singleness of purpose.
Two days elapsed following the theft of the jewels before Tarzan gave them a thought.
For some time he found one disappointment following upon the heels of another in quick succession.
Tarzan was not long in following the way that his prey had fled.
The three chiefs with a dozen warriors had had no difficulty in following the tracks of the fugitives through the dust of the corridors and chambers they had traversed.
Gringoire, a practical philosopher of the streets of Paris, had noticed that nothing is more propitious to revery than following a pretty woman without knowing whither she is going.
Moreover, for the purpose of thus following passers-by (and especially female passers-by) in the streets, which Gringoire was fond of doing, there is no better disposition than ignorance of where one is going to sleep.
We have seen how his imprudence in following Rosa into the garden had unmasked him in the eyes of the young damsel, and how the instinctive fears of Cornelius had put the two lovers on their guard against him.
From that moment he began to dodge the steps of Rosa, not only following her to the garden, but also to the lobbies.
Well, it was then quite evident she was following the instructions of Cornelius, who was afraid of the bulb being killed by frost.