following

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. followers, adherents; attendance, train, retinue. See accompaniment.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. succeeding, next, ensuing, subsequent, coming, later, after a while, by and by, later on, a while later, then, henceforth, afterwards, presently, afterward, coming after, directly after, successive, in the wake of, pursuing, in pursuit of, in search of, on the scent, in full cry, resulting, consequent, latter, posterior, rear, hinder, back.
Ant. preceding*, former, earlier.
n.
Syn. coterie, discipleship, clientele, public, audience, retinue, entourage, train, backing, followers, adherents, supporters, admirers, fans, devotees, hangers-on, patrons, Dependents, retainers.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
fans, supporters, patrons, devotees, adherents, coterie, entourage, retinue, train.
II
a.
afterward, successive, subsequent, next, ensuing, coming, *in the wake of, *on the horizon.
ANT.: preceding
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective Occurring right after another: coming, next. See PRECEDE, TIME. II noun 1. The body of persons who admire a public personality, especially an entertainer: audience, public. See LIKE. 2. A group of attendants or followers: entourage, retinue, suite, train. See OVER.

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