- simple past tense and past participle of ensue
Ensued is defined as followed or happened after.
An example of ensued is the L.A. riots happening after the Rodney King verdict.
- A serious conflict ensued between the rival factions, which quickly led to rioting and hand-to-hand fighting.
- In the momentary silence that ensued Dean heard an outside door slam.
- Tyler thereupon grew insolent, and in the altercation that ensued the rebel leader was killed by the mayor, Sir William Walworth, and John Standwick, one of the king's squires.
- The controversy that ensued made a split in the nonjuring communion.
- The revolution of 1897-98 opened the door to wider knowledge, and much exploration has ensued, for which see Crete.