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Following

Following is a 1998 independent neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. It tells the story of a young man who follows strangers around the streets of London and is drawn into a criminal underworld when he fails to keep his distance.
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Next

Nearest in space or position; adjacent
The next room.
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Following

Coming next in time or order
In the following chapter.
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Next

Immediately following, as in time, order, or sequence
Next week.
The next item on the list.
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Following

Now to be enumerated
The following people will report for duty.
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Next

In the time, order, or place nearest or immediately following
Reading this book next.
Our next oldest child.
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Following

Blowing in the same direction as the course of a ship or aircraft. Used of wind.
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Next

On the first subsequent occasion
When next I write.
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Following

A group or gathering of admirers, adherents, or disciples
A lecturer with a large following.
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Next

The next person or thing
The next will be better.
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Following

The item or items to be mentioned next
Please buy the following.
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Next

In place or position, having nothing similar intervening; adjoining.
The man in the next bunk kept me awake all night with his snoring.
She lives a mile or two away, in the next village.
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Following

Subsequent to; after
Following dinner, brandy was served in the study.
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Next

(obsolete) Most direct, or shortest or nearest in distance or time.
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Following

Coming next, either in sequence or in time.
See the following section.
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Next

Nearest in order, succession, or rank; immediately following (or sometimes preceding) in order.
Please turn to the next page.
On Wednesday next, I'm going to Spain.
The next chapter; the next week; the Sunday next before Easter
The man was driven by his love for money and his desire to become the next Bill Gates.
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Following

About to be specified.
The following words have no definition...
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Next

Nearest in relationship. next of kin.}}
Next friend
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Following

(of a wind) Blowing in the direction of travel.
The following wind sped us on our way.
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Next

Denotes the one immediately following the current or most recent one.
Next week would be a good time to meet.
I'll know better next time.
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Following

After, subsequent to.
Following the meeting, we all had a chat.
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Next

(of days of the week or months of the year) Closest in the future, or closest but one if the closest is very soon; of days, sometimes thought to specifically refer to the instance closest to seven days (one week) in the future.
The party is next Tuesday; that is, not tomorrow, but eight days from now.
When you say next Thursday, do you mean Thursday this week or Thursday next week?
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Following

A group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage.
He had a loyal following.
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Next

In a time, place, rank or sequence closest or following.
They live in the next closest house.
It's the next best thing to ice cream.
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Following

Vocation; business; profession.
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Next

(conjunctive) So as to follow in time or sequence something previously mentioned.
First we removed all the handles; next, we stripped off the old paint.
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Following

(with definite article, treated as singular or plural) A thing or things to be mentioned immediately after.
The following is a recommendation letter from the president.
The following are the three most important questions.
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Next

On the first subsequent occasion.
Financial panic, earthquakes, oil spills, riots. What comes next?
When we next meet, you'll be married.
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Following

Present participle of follow
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Next

On the side of; nearest or adjacent to; next to.
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Following

One's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively.
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Next

The one that follows after this one.
Next, please, don't hold up the queue!
One moment she was there, the next she wasn't.
The week after next
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Following

Vocation; business; profession.
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Next

Nearest in place; having no similar object intervening.
Her princely guestWas next her side; in order sat the rest.
Fear followed me so hard, that I fled the next way.
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Following

Next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day.
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Next

Nearest in time; as, the next day or hour.
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Following

In the field of a telescope) In the direction from which stars are apparently moving (in consequence of the earth's rotation); as, a small star, north following or south following. In the direction toward which stars appear to move is called preceding.
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Next

Adjoining in a series; immediately preceding or following in order.
None could tell whose turn should be the next.
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Following

A group of followers or enthusiasts
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Next

Nearest in degree, quality, rank, right, or relation; as, the next heir was an infant.
The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.
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Following

The act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture;
The culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
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Next

In the time, place, or order nearest or immediately succeeding; as, this man follows next.
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Following

Going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction;
The crowd of following cars made the occasion seem like a parade
Tried to outrun the following footsteps
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Next

Nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space;
Had adjacent rooms
In the next room
The person sitting next to me
Our rooms were side by side
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Following

In the desired direction;
A following wind
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Next

(of elected officers) elected but not yet serving;
Our next president
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Following

Immediately following in time or order;
The following day
Next in line
The next president
The next item on the list
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Next

Immediately following in time or order;
The following day
Next in line
The next president
The next item on the list
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Following

About to be mentioned or specified;
The following items
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Next

At the time or occasion immediately following;
Next the doctor examined his back
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