follow the example of

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See: copy, imitate, mock
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It were good, therefore, that men in their innovations would follow the example of time itself; which indeed innovateth greatly, but quietly, by degrees scarce to be perceived.
A very strong instance of which I shall give you in this address, in which I am determined to follow the example of all other dedicators, and will consider not what my patron really deserves to have written, but what he will be best pleased to read.
I shall follow the example of men who have made their fortunes.
THE Welsh Government should follow the example of the Scots and lift the 1% pay cap on public sector workers, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has urged.
The crust is that a Christian is constrained to follow the example of Jesus.
The plan is to follow the example of the Japanese company's new Aygo by adopting a dramatic design to make the car more of an eye-catcher.
Of course, they could follow the example of the United States and cut government services, reduce health and safety regulations, reduce health and social protections, lower wages and cut taxes, especially for the high-income brackets.
Canoga Park resident Tommy Cheung, 28, questioned the prospect of more restrictions, particularly if more cities follow the example of Calabasas, which is considering prohibiting smoking in public places where smokers and nonsmokers co-mingle.
Perhaps more employers will follow the example of Princeton businesses who have taken the initiative and created Trainlink, a free bus service that connects the Princeton Junction railroad station with offices throughout College Park and the Forrestal Center.
Or you could follow the example of Michelle Hoskins, who initially kept her business close to home by creating syrup sensations in her mother's basement.
During the homily of his Mass of investiture it was comforting to hear Benedict acknowledge that he wants to follow the example of the Good Shepherd.
Liverpool is to follow the example of Ireland and New York and ban smoking in public places.