When something follows after another thing, it is said to have ensued. The following is a list of some examples of things that may entail:

  • The ensuing argument was unpleasant.

  • The ensuing lawsuit was inevitable.

  • The ensuing problem was due to the faulty design of the product.

Definition of ensued


To follow (a leader, inclination etc.).


To follow (in time), to be subsequent to.


To occur afterwards, as a result or effect.

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Example Sentences for ensued

  • 1

    A chase ensues with the 'Bots wrecking the fair.

  • 2

    A chase ensues with the Autobots wrecking the fair.

  • 3

    However, the robbery is foiled and in the ensuing chase, Oliver is shot.

  • 4

    His unruly driving caught the attention of the police and a chase ensued.

  • 5

    When these rules are not followed, a fallacy or sophism can ensue.

  • 6

    They ensued their commitment.

  • 7

    The applaud ensued the performance.

  • 8

    The ensuing silence was deafening.

  • 9

    Then, it ensued a sanguinary conflict.

  • 10

    In the ensuing fracas, Spinelli disappears.