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Lewis : subsequor

subsequor, subsĕquor, cūtus, 3, v. n. and a., to follow close after or immediately; to follow, succeed, ensue (class.). Lit. With acc.: subsequor te, Plaut. Am. 2, 1, 1; cf. id. ib. 1, 3, 52; id. Bacch. 4, 4, 72: has (cohortes) subsidiariae ternae subsequebantur, Caes. B. C. 1, 83: signa, id. B. G. 4, 26: ancillam, Ov. H. 20, 131: senem, id. F. 4, 528.

Absol.: quom verba facis, subsequere, Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 116: Caesar equitatu praemisso sequebatur omnibus copiis, Caes. B. G. 2, 19; cf. id. ib. 2, 11; 5, 18; Liv. 27, 31 al.: subsequitur, pressoque legit vestigia gressu, Ov. M. 3, 17: subsequiturque manus, id. F. 2, 336.

Transf., of inanim. or abstr. subjects: (Hesperus) tum antecedens, tum subsequens, Cic. N. D. 2, 20, 53; cf.: minorem Septentrionem Cepheus a tergo subsequitur, id. ib. 2, 43, 111: digitis subsequens verba, id. de Or. 3, 59, 220; cf.: hos motus subsequi debet gestus, id. ib. 3, 59, 220: totidem subsecuti libri Tusculanarum disputationum, id. Div. 2, 1, 2; Lucr. 2, 496: si ducis consilia favor subsecutus militum foret, Liv. 8, 36: subsequenti tempore, Vell. 1, 4, 3; so, subsequenti anno, the following, next year, Plin. 11, 29, 35, § 101: proxima subsequitur, quid agas, audire voluptas, Ov. P. 2, 7, 3.

Trop., to follow after, mentally or in opinion, to follow, adhere to, comply with, conform to, imitate a person or thing; with acc.: Speusippus Platonem avunculum subsequens, Cic. N. D. 1, 13, 32; cf. id. Div. 1, 3, 6: ut locupletes omnes summum ordinem subsequantur, id. Phil. 13, 10, 23: te imitari. te subsequi student, Plin. Pan. 84, 5.—With abl.: mirifice ipse suo sermone subsecutus est humanitatem litterarum tuarum, Cic. Fam. 3, 1, 2; Liv. 8, 35; Dig. 42, 2, 6: (orationis) vim ac varietatem, Cic. Part. Or. 7, 25.—Hence, adv.: subsĕquenter, in succession, one after another, Mess. Corv. Prog. Aug. 23; Aug. Enarr. in Psa. 87.